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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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Examples from the web for stop bath
  • To prevent mis, the action of the devel- oper is arrested by transferring the film to a stop bath.
  • Immerse negative paper, film, or print in stop bath to arrest developer action.
  • Use an acid stop bath prior to fixing bath to reduce effect of alkaline developer on fixing bath pH.
  • Sometimes plain water is sufficient for a stop bath.
  • Using an acid stop bath prior to the fixing bath if you do tray processing.
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
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