Definition of Fixer

1. Noun. Someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee).

2. Noun. A chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image).
Exact synonyms: Fixing Agent
Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound
Specialized synonyms: Fixative, Hypo, Sodium Thiosulfate, Sodium Thiosulphate

3. Noun. A skilled worker who mends or repairs things.
Exact synonyms: Mender, Repairer
Specialized synonyms: Darner, Maintenance Man, Repairman, Service Man
Generic synonyms: Skilled Worker, Skilled Workman, Trained Worker
Derivative terms: Fix, Mend, Repair

4. Noun. Synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction.

Definition of Fixer

1. Noun. Agent noun of fix; one who, or that which, fixes. ¹

2. Noun. A chemical used in photographic development that fixes the image in place, preventing further chemical reactions. ¹

3. Noun. ''(Criminal justice, law, and underworld)'' A person who arranges immunity for defendants by tampering with the justice system via bribery or extortion, especially as a business endeavor for profit. ¹

4. Noun. (journalism) A person who assists foreign journalists in volatile countries, they often provide interpretation, personal connections, and transportation as a service. ¹

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Definition of Fixer

1. one that fixes [n -S] - See also: fixes

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fixer

fixed satellite
fixed satellites
fixed set
fixed sets
fixed star
fixed stars
fixed storage
fixed torticollis
fixed up
fixed virus
fixed wave
fixed waves
fixer (current term)
fixes up

Literary usage of Fixer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Microscope: An Introduction to Microscopic Methods and to Histology by Simon Henry Gage (1920)
"For hollow organs the cavity may be filled with the fixer and the organ placed ... The amount of fixer should be 10 to 50 times that of the piece of tissue. ..."

2. Bulletin by United States (1918)
"The speeder fixer, as his name implies, fixes the speeders or roving frames ... It is the fixer's duty to see that the speeder tenders keep their machines ..."

3. Publications by Oriental Translation Fund (1837)
"... en fixer le prix d'une manière arbitraire. On lit dans la Description de f Egypte de ... J^lL» (Jf'jjJ «Le sultan ordonna de fixer le prix des denrées. ..."

4. Friends in Council: A Series of Readings and Discourses Thereon by Arthur Helps (1885)
"fixer saw a rat or some other creature, which he was wild to get at. ... In a minute or two fixer became entangled in the weeds, and seemed to be in danger ..."

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