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English noun: fixing

1. fixing (act) the act of putting something in working order again


Synonymsfix, fixture, mend, mending, repair, reparation


Broader (hypernym)improvement


Narrower (hyponym)band aid, care, darning, maintenance, patching, quick fix, quickie, quicky, reconstruction, restitution, restoration, upkeep

2. fixing (artifact) restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place


Synonymsfastener, fastening, holdfast


Broader (hypernym)constraint, restraint


Narrower (hyponym)bellyband, buckle, button, carabiner, catch, clasp, cleat, clinch, clip, clothes peg, clothes pin, clothespin, corrugated fastener, cottar, cotter, cringle, dowel, dowel pin, eyelet, fillet, grommet, grummet, hook and eye, joggle, karabiner, knot, lashing, link, linkup, lock, locker, loop, nail, nut and bolt, paper fastener, pin, press stud, screw, seal, seal, sealing wax, slide fastener, snap, snap fastener, snap ring, stopping, tie, tie-in, toggle, toggle bolt, wiggle nail, zip, zip fastener, zipper

3. fixing (act) the sterilization of an animal


SamplesThey took him to the vet for neutering.


Synonymsaltering, neutering


Broader (hypernym)sterilisation, sterilization


Narrower (hyponym)castration, emasculation, spaying

4. fixing (act) (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body


Synonymsfixation


Broader (hypernym)preservation


Part meronymplastination


Domain categoryhistology









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