stop-bath

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:
1915–20

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stop bath
 
n
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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