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fix·a·tive

 (fĭk′sə-tĭv)
n.
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.

fix′a·tive adj.

fixative

(ˈfɪksətɪv)
adj
serving or tending to fix
n
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

fix•a•tive

(ˈfɪk sə tɪv)

adj.
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)
[1635–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fixative - a compound (such as ethanol or formaldehyde) that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study
fixing agent, fixer - a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)
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
Translations

fixative

[ˈfɪksətɪv] Nfijador m

fixative

[ˈfɪksətɪv] nfixatif m

fixative

nFixativ nt

fixative

[ˈfɪksətɪv] nfissativo

fix·a·tive

n. fijador, sustancia usada para endurecer muestras de exámenes patológicos.
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Objective: Environmentally friendly alternative to revolutionise the use of formaldehyde in the histopathology (human tissue) fixative market.
Many types of processed meat such as bacon and sausages contain nitrites and nitrates, which are salts from chemical or natural sources added as a preservative, an anti-microbial agent and a colour fixative.
Many types of processed meat such as bacon and sausages contain nitrites and nitrates as a preservative, an anti-microbial agent and a colour fixative.
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