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Definition of fixative noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    fixative

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈfɪksət̮ɪv//
     
    [countable, uncountable]
     
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  1. 1a substance that is used to prevent colors or smells from changing or becoming weaker, for example in photography, art, or the making of perfume
  2. 2a substance that is used to stick things together or keep things in position
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fixative