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Definition fix

Etymology

From Middle English fixen, borrowed from Old French *fixer (attested only as ficher, fichier; > English fitch), from fixe (“fastened; fixed”), from Latin fīxus (“immovable; steady; stable; fixed”), from fīgere (“to drive in; stick; fasten”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeygʷ- (“to jab; stick; set”). Related to dig.

Noun

fix (plural fixes)

  1. A repair or corrective action.
  2. A difficult situation; a quandary or dilemma.
  3. (informal) A single dose of an addictive drug administered to a drug user.
  4. A prearrangement of the outcome of a supposedly competitive process, such as a sporting event, a game, an election, a trial, or a bid.
  5. A determination of location.
  6. (US) fettlings (mixture used to line a furnace)

Verb

fix (third-person singular simple present fixes, present participle fixing, simple past and past participle fixt or fixed)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix.
    1. (transitive, by extension) (Of a piercing look) to direct at someone.
  2. (transitive) To attach; to affix; to hold in place or at a particular time.
    1. (transitive, figuratively, usually in the passive) To focus or determine (oneself, on a concept); to fixate.
  3. (transitive) To mend, to repair.
  4. (transitive, informal) To prepare (food).
  5. (transitive) To make (a contest, vote, or gamble) unfair; to privilege one contestant or a particular group of contestants, usually before the contest begins; to arrange immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion
  6. (transitive, US, informal) To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.
  7. (transitive, mathematics, sematics) To map a (point or subset) to itself.
  8. (transitive, informal) To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.
  9. (transitive) To render (a photographic impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensitive to the action of light.
  10. (transitive, chemistry, biology) To convert into a stable or available form.
  11. (intransitive) To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
  12. (intransitive) To become firm, so as to resist volatilization; to cease to flow or be fluid; to congeal; to become hard and malleable, as a metallic substance.

Results Words with the letters FIX

10 letter words with the letters FIX
9 letter words with the letters FIX
8 letter words with the letters FIX
7 letter words with the letters FIX
6 letter words with the letters FIX
BIFLEX 20
FAXING 19
FIXATE 16
FIXERS 16
FIXING 19
FIXITY 18
FIXURE 17
FORNIX 17
FOXIER 16
FOXILY 19
FOXING 19
INFLUX 19
PREFIX 19
SUBFIX 20
SUFFIX 20
UNFIXT 18
5 letter words with the letters FIX
AFFIX 18
FIXED 16
FIXER 15
FIXES 15
FIXIT 15
INFIX 16
REFIX 15
UNFIX 17
4 letter words with the letters FIX
FIXT 14
3 letter words with the letters FIX
FIX 13
2 letter words with the letters FIX
FI 5
IF 5
XI 9

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