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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fixative  \Fix"a*tive\,  n. 
  That  which  serves  to  set  or  fix  colors  or  drawings,  as  a 
  mordant. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fixative 
  n  1:  a  compound  (such  as  ethanol  or  formaldehyde)  that  fixes 
  tissues  and  cells  for  microscopic  study 
  2:  a  varnish  dissolved  in  alcohol  and  sprayed  over  pictures  to 
  prevent  smudging 




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