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  7. additive (material)
  8. consolidant
Scope note
Any substance introduced into a deteriorated or otherwise fragile material where it strengthens and stabilizes parts into a whole, solid, or compact mass. In the conservation of sculpture, stone that has lost cohesive strength must be reinstated by the introduction of a consolidant. Materials used in this context may include epoxy, silicates, or acrylics.
Accepted term: 08-Jul-2024