Definition of Restrainer

1. Noun. A chemical that is added to a photographic developer in order to retard development and reduce the amount of fog on a film.

Generic synonyms: Chemical, Chemical Substance
Specialized synonyms: Potassium Bromide



2. Noun. A person who directs and restrains.

Definition of Restrainer

1. n. One who, or that which, restrains.

Definition of Restrainer

1. Noun. Something that restrains ¹

2. Noun. (photography) A chemical compound (such as potassium bromide), added to a developer to prevent fogging ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Restrainer

1. one that restrains [n -S] - See also: restrains

Lexicographical Neighbors of Restrainer

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restored
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restorement
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restorers
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restos
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restrainable
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restrategize
restrategized
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Literary usage of Restrainer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopædic Dictionary of Photography: Containing Over 2,000 References by Walter E. Woodbury (1896)
"Citrate or bromide of potassium can be used as a restrainer. ... This last solution acts as a restrainer. If the plate be over-exposed add from ю to 20 ..."

2. The Dictionary of Photography for the Amateur and Professional Photographer by Edward John Wall (1902)
"5 ,, Restrainer. Any substance used to prevent the too energetic reducing or developing action of any chemical upon the exposed film. ..."

3. A Testimony of Jesus Christ by Anthony Charles Garland (2007)
"4.14.4.2 - Who is the Restrainer? In a key passage concerning "the coming ... It is also said that the Restrainer "now restrains" and will continue to do so ..."

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