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Definition: Fixed air
1. Securely placed or fastened; settled; established; firm;
2. (Chem.) Stable; non-volatile.
(Old Chem.), carbonic acid or carbon dioxide; --
so called by Dr. Black because it can be absorbed or fixed
by strong bases. See Carbonic acid
, under Carbonic
(Old Chem.), a non-volatile base, as soda, or
potash, in distinction from the volatile alkali ammonia.
(Mil.), a projectile and powder inclosed
together in a case ready for loading.
(Mil.), a battery which contains heavy guns
and mortars intended to remain stationary; --
distinguished from movable battery.
, those which can not be volatilized or
separated by a common menstruum, without great difficulty,
as gold, platinum, lime, etc.
. See the Note under Capital
, n., 4.
, a well established fact. [Colloq.]
, one which emits constant beams; --
distinguished from a flashing, revolving, or intermittent
(Chem.), non-volatile, oily substances, as
stearine and olein, which leave a permanent greasy stain,
and which can not be distilled unchanged; -- distinguished
from volatile or essential oils
(Mil.), the fixed point about which any line of
(Astron.), such stars as always retain nearly
the same apparent position and distance with respect to
each other, thus distinguished from planets and comets.