Definition of fixative noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfɪksətɪv//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfɪksətɪv//
    [countable, uncountable]
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  1. 1a substance that is used to prevent colours 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 American Dictionary entry: fixative