1. [ noun ] the act of putting something in working order again
Synonyms: repair reparation mending fixture mend fix
Related terms: improvement care reconstruction band_aid restoration restitution darning patching repair
2. [ noun ] restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Synonyms: fastening holdfast fastener
Related terms: restraint button lock link sealing_wax nail knot buckle clip cringle carabiner clinch bellyband corrugated_fastener toggle clothespin cotter catch lashing locker nut_and_bolt paper_fastener pin screw dowel seal fillet slide_fastener snap_fastener hook_and_eye cleat toggle_bolt clasp adhere fasten
3. [ noun ] (medicine,surgery) the sterilization of an animal
Synonyms: altering neutering

"they took him to the vet for neutering"

Related terms: sterilization castration spaying sterilize
4. [ noun ] (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
Synonyms: fixation
Related terms: preservation preservation plastination fixate
Similar spelling:   fixings