an acid bath or rinse for stopping the action of a developer before fixing a negative or print.
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Also called shortstop, shortstop bath.
Origin of stop bath
First recorded in 1915–20
Words nearby stop bath
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British Dictionary definitions for stop bath
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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