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Words in Context 15

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Perfume

Dorman, Evelyn. "Perfume." How Products Are Made. N.p.: n.p., 1996. Encyclopedia.com. Web. 24 Mar. 2016.

In lines 38-40:

"Animal substances are often used as fixatives that enable perfume to evaporate slowly and emit odors longer. Other fixatives include coal tar, mosses, resins, or synthetic chemicals,"

the word fixatives, as it is being used here, most likely means

A

solution.

B

stabilizer.

C

simplifier.

D

solute.