Definitions for "Fixative"
That which serves to set or fix colors or drawings, as a mordant.
A thin solution, often made from shellac and alcohol, sprayed onto dry media works to fix them in place and prevent smudging.
A lacquer used to fix drawings made in DRY MEDIUM, such as chalk, pastels.
A chemical that allows the natural or synthetic base materials to become more fixed or tenacious and to prolong their fragrance.
A preservative or chemical used to keep plants for subsequent study.
Chemical reagent such as formaldehyde or osmium tetroxide used to preserve cells for microscropy. Samples treated with these reagents are said to be "fixed," and the process is called fixation.
Substance or process used to promote dyeing permanence.