HyperDic: fixing

English > 4 senses of the word fixing:
NOUNactfixing, repair, fix, fixture, mend, mending, reparationthe act of putting something in working order again
artifactfixing, fastener, fastening, holdfastrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
actfixing, neutering, alteringthe sterilization of an animal
actfixing, fixation(histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
fixing > pronunciation
Soundsfih'ksihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > fixing: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of putting something in working order again.
Synonymsrepair, fix, fixture, mend, mending, reparation
Narrowerband aid, quick fix, quickie, quickyhurried repair
care, maintenance, upkeepactivity involved in maintaining something in good working order
darningThe act of mending a hole in a garment with crossing threads
patchingThe act of mending a hole in a garment by sewing a patch over it
reconstructionThe activity of constructing something again
restitutionThe act of restoring something to its original state
restorationThe act of restoring something or someone to a satisfactory state
BroaderimprovementThe act of improving something
Spanisharreglo, compostura, enmienda, instalación, remiendo, reparación, reparo, solución
Catalanadobament, adob, reparació
Verbsfixrestore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn / torn or broken
English > fixing: 4 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningrestraint that attaches to something or holds something in place.
Synonymsfastener, fastening, holdfast
NarrowerbellybandA strap around the belly of a draft animal holding the shafts of a wagon
bucklefastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap
buttonA round fastener sewn to shirts and coats etc to fit through buttonholes
carabiner, karabiner, snap ringAn oblong metal ring with a spring clip
catchA fastener that fastens or locks a door or window
claspA fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together
cleatA fastener (usually with two projecting horns) around which a rope can be secured
clinchThe flattened part of a nail or bolt or rivet
clipAny of various small fasteners used to hold loose articles together
clothespin, clothes pin, clothes pegwood or plastic fastener
corrugated fastener, wiggle nailA small strip of corrugated steel with sharp points on one side
cotter, cottarfastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together
cringle, eyelet, loop, grommet, grummetfastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
dowel, dowel pin, joggleA fastener that is inserted into holes in two adjacent pieces and holds them together
fillet, stoppingfastener consisting of a narrow strip of welded metal used to join steel members
hook and eyeA kind of fastener used on clothing
knotAny of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object
lashingrope that is used for fastening something to something else
link, linkup, tie, tie-inA fastener that serves to join or connect
lockA fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
lockerA fastener that locks or closes
nailA thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener
nut and boltA fastener made by screwing a nut onto a threaded bolt
paper fastenerA fastener for holding a sheet of paper in place
pinA small slender (often pointed) piece of wood or metal used to support or fasten or attach things
screwA fastener with a tapered threaded shank and a slotted head
sealfastener that provides a tight and perfect closure
sealing wax, sealfastener consisting of a resinous composition that is plastic when warm
slide fastener, zip, zipper, zip fastenerA fastener for locking together two toothed edges by means of a sliding tab
snap, snap fastener, press studA fastener used on clothing
toggleA fastener consisting of a peg or pin or crosspiece that is inserted into an eye at the end of a rope or a chain or a cable in order to fasten it to something (as another rope or chain or cable)
toggle boltA fastener consisting of a threaded bolt and a hinged spring-loaded toggle
Broaderrestraint, constraintA device that retards something's motion / motion
Spanishcierre, ligadura, sujeción
Catalantanca
English > fixing: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe sterilization of an animal.
Synonymsneutering, altering
Narrowercastration, emasculationneutering a male animal by removing the testicles
spayingneutering a female by removing the ovaries
Broadersterilization, sterilisationThe act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
Catalancastració
Verbsfixmake infertile
English > fixing: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaning(histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body.
Synonymfixation
CategoryhistologyThe branch of biology that studies the microscopic structure of animal or plant tissues
Part ofplastinationA process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues
BroaderpreservationA process that saves organic substances from decay
Spanishfijación
Verbsfixkill, preserve, and harden (tissue) in order to prepare for microscopic study

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