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stop bath

noun, Photography
an acid bath or rinse for stopping the action of a developer before fixing a negative or print.
Also called shortstop, shortstop bath.
Origin of stop bath
1915-20 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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British Dictionary definitions for stop bath

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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