Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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inhibitor

1. A substance used to reduce the rate of a chemical reaction. Inhibitors are sometimes used in certain types of adhesives to prolong storage- or working-life. 2. Substances that retard or prevent the accumulation of acid in paper or leather, or the growth of mold or fungi on leathers, paper, cloth, adhesives, etc. (198 , 309 )




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