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blanc fixe

[ blahngk feeks, blangk fiks; French blahn feeks ]

noun

  1. barium sulfate used as a white pigment in paints.


blanc fixe

/ blɑ̃ fiks /

noun

  1. another name for barium sulphate


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Word History and Origins

Origin of blanc fixe1

1865–70; < French: literally, fixed white. See fix, blank
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Word History and Origins

Origin of blanc fixe1

literally: fixed white
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Example Sentences

It is used as a pigment under the name of "permanent white" or blanc fixe.

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