Definition of Fixing agent

1. Noun. A chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image).

Exact synonyms: Fixer
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound
Specialized synonyms: Fixative, Hypo, Sodium Thiosulfate, Sodium Thiosulphate



Lexicographical Neighbors of Fixing Agent

fixer
fixer-upper
fixer-uppers
fixers
fixes
fixes up
fixeth
fixgig
fixidity
fixie
fixies
fixigena
fixigenae
fixin'
fixing
fixing agent (current term)
fixing eye
fixing up
fixings
fixism
fixit
fixities
fixity
fixive
fixly
fixpoint
fixpoints
fixt
fixture
fixtured

Literary usage of Fixing agent

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

1. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1921)
"... in which case the stannic oxide constituted the mordant, the tannic acid acting as fixing agent Now that the basic coal-tar dyes are so much employed in ..."

2. Neurological Technique: Some Special Histological Methods Employed for the by Irving Hardesty (1901)
"As a fixing agent.—Alcohol has, in the past, been much used as a fixing agent, especially by physicians. Because of its shrinking effect upon the tissue it ..."

3. The Microtomist's Vade-mecum: A Handbook of the Methods of Microscopic Anatomy by Arthur Bolles Lee (1903)
"Dilute alcohol is held to rank as a fixing agent in virtue of being of such a strength as to possess a sufficiently energetic coagulating action and yet ..."

4. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1900)
"Dilute alcohol is held to rank as a fixing agent in virtue of being of such a strength as to possess a sufficiently energetic coagulating action and yet ..."

5. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1899)
"If the fixing agent has been of an aqueous character, the process is lengthened. 6 per cent. ... fixing agent 'fixing agent IJ (acetone 71 1 per cent). ..."

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