stop bath

Origin of stop bath

First recorded in 1915–20
Also called shortstop, shortstop bath.
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British Dictionary definitions for stop bath

stop bath

noun
  1. a weakly acidic solution used in photographic processing to stop the action of a developer on a film, plate, or paper before the material is immersed in fixer
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