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Noun: fixing  fik-sing
  1. The act of putting something in working order again
    - repair, fix, fixture, mend, mending, reparation
  2. Restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
    - fastener, fastening, holdfast
  3. The sterilization of an animal
    - neutering, altering
  4. (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
    - fixation
Verb: fix  fiks
  1. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken
    "She fixed her TV set";
    - repair, mend, bushel [US], doctor [informal], furbish up, restore, touch on
  2. Cause to be firmly attached
    "she fixed her gaze on the man";
    - fasten, secure
  3. Decide upon definitely; give a value
    "fix the variables";
    - specify, set, determine, define, limit
  4. [informal] (of food) combine or process (e.g. heat) to make ready for eating
    "fix breakfast for the guests, please";
    - cook, ready, make, prepare
  5. [informal] Take vengeance on or get even
    "That'll fix him good!";
    - pay back, pay off, get
  6. Set or place definitely
    "Let's fix the date for the party!"
  7. (cytology) kill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study
  8. Make fixed, stable or stationary
    "let's fix the picture to the frame";
    - fixate
  9. Make infertile
    "in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are fixed";
    - sterilize, sterilise [Brit], desex, unsex, desexualize, desexualise [Brit]
  10. [informal] Influence an event or its outcome by illegal means
    "fix a race"
  11. Put (something somewhere) firmly
    "fix your eyes on this spot";
    - situate, posit, deposit
  12. Make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    "I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill";
    - prepare, set up, ready, gear up, set
  13. To be about to do something

Derived forms: fixings

See also: make up

Type of: act upon, alter, ameliorate, amend, attach, better, change, choose, constitute, constraint, create from raw material, create from raw stuff, devise, establish, found, get back, get even, get up, improve, improvement, influence, institute, lay, machinate, meliorate, mend, modify, operate, operate on, organise [Brit], organize, pick out, place, plant, pose, position, prepare, preservation, put, restraint, select, set, sterilisation [Brit], sterilization, take, work

Antonym: break, unfasten

Part of: plastination

Encyclopedia: Fixing

Fix, Paul