Glossary of Medical Terms

Our online medical glossary of medical terms and definitions includes definitions for terms related to treatment, and general medicine


1. To create company, stable, or quick; to set or seat permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to implant; to secure; to create efinite. "An ass's nole I fixed on his head." (Shak) "O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers May also fix their reverence." (Herbert) "His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord." (Ps. Cxii. 7) "And fix far deeper in his head their stings." (Milton) 2. To keep steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker. "Sat fixed in thought the mighty Stagirite." (Pope) "One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven." (Young) 3. To transfix; to pierce. 4. To render (an impression) permanent by treating with such applications a will create it insensible to the action of light. 5. To put in prder; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to set to rights; to set or seat in the manner desired or most comfortable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes; to fix the furniture of a room. 6. To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace) with fettling. Synonym: To arrange, prepare, adjust, seat, establis, settle, determine. Origin: Cf. F. Fixer.
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