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Something that fixes, protects, or preserves, especially:
a. A liquid preservative applied to artwork, such as watercolor paintings or charcoal drawings.
b. A solution used to preserve and harden fresh tissue for microscopic examination.
c. A liquid mixed with perfume to prevent rapid evaporation.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
serving or tending to fix
1. (Art Terms) a fluid usually consisting of a transparent resin, such as shellac, dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over drawings to prevent smudging
2. (Biology) cytology a fluid, such as formaldehyde or ethanol, that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study
3. (Chemistry) a substance added to a liquid, such as a perfume, to make it less volatile
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
fix•a•tive(ˈfɪk sə tɪv)
1. serving to fix; making fixed or permanent.n.
2. a fixative substance, as a spray that prevents blurring on a drawing or a solution that preserves microscopic specimens.
3. a chemical substance, as sodium thiosulfate, used in photography to promote fixation.Also, fix•a•tif (ˈfɪk sə tɪv, -ˌtif)
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|Noun||1.||fixative - a compound (such as ethanol or formaldehyde) that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study|
|2.||fixative - a varnish dissolved in alcohol and sprayed over pictures to prevent smudging|
varnish - a coating that provides a hard, lustrous, transparent finish to a surface
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fixative[ˈfɪksətɪv] N → fijador m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
fixative[ˈfɪksətɪv] n → fixatif m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n → Fixativ nt
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
fixative[ˈfɪksətɪv] n → fissativo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. fijador, sustancia usada para endurecer muestras de exámenes patológicos.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012