from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that fixes.
  • noun Informal A person who uses influence or makes arrangements for another, especially by improper or unlawful means.
  • noun A chemical preservative used to fix a photographic image.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which fixes, establishes, or renders permanent; specifically, any solution used to fix a photograph, a crayon drawing, etc.; a fixative.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Agent noun of fix; one who, or that which, fixes.
  • noun photography A chemical (sodium thiosulfate) used in photographic development that fixes the image in place, preventing further chemical reactions.
  • noun law A person who arranges immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion, especially as a business endeavor for profit.
  • noun journalism A person who assists foreign journalists in volatile countries, they often provide interpretation, personal connections, and transportation as a service.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)
  • noun synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction
  • noun a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
  • noun someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)


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    December 9, 2012