noun Also fix·a·tif [fik-suh-tiv, -teef] /ˈfɪk sə tɪv, -ˌtif/.
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I sent a shower of spray from the fixative over the canvas, and said: “Well, go on.”Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Of these, Lang's corrosive sublimate solution is decidedly the best all-round "fixative."The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
Bandoline, a fixative for keeping hair in curl is commonly prepared from carrageen.
Heat your fixative as you would sealing wax, over a candle, also heat the arrow and the metal head.Hunting with the Bow and Arrow|Saxton Pope