• To pierce; now generally replaced by transfix.
  • To attach; to affix; to hold in place or at a particular time.
  • To mend, to repair.
  • To prepare (food or drink).
  • 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.
  • To surgically render an animal, especially a pet, infertile.
  • To map a (point or subset) to itself.
  • To take revenge on, to best; to serve justice on an assumed miscreant.
  • To render (a photographic impression) permanent by treating with such applications as will make it insensitive to the action of light.
  • To convert into a stable or available form.
  • To become fixed; to settle or remain permanently; to cease from wandering; to rest.
  • 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.



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

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