Definition of stop bath in English:

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stop bath

Pronunciation: /ˈstäp ˌbaTH/


A bath for stopping the action of a preceding bath by neutralizing any of its chemical still present.
Example sentences
  • Lawless recommends choosing the correct exposure in the stop bath - note the time from the strip that gives a normal-looking, if somewhat dark, positive image, with a good tonal gradation.
  • Continue the procedure until the negative has reached the necessary density, then transfer it to a stop bath and proceed as with other methods of development.
  • Develop the prints for the recommended time for our enlarging paper; then use a stop bath and fixer.

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Syllabification: stop bath

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