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fix·a·tion

(fik-sā'shŭn),
1. The condition of being firmly attached or set.
2. In histology, the rapid killing of tissue elements and their preservation and hardening to retain as nearly as possible the same relationship they had in the living body. Synonym(s): fixing
3. In chemistry, the conversion of a gas into solid or liquid form by chemical reactions, with or without the help of living tissue.
4. In psychoanalysis, the quality of being firmly attached to a particular person, object, or period in one's development.
5. In physiologic optics, the coordinated positioning and accommodation of both eyes that result in bringing or maintaining a sharp image of a stationary or moving object on the fovea of each eye.
[L. figo, pp. fixus, to fix, fasten]

fix·a·tion

(fik-sā'shŭn)
1. The condition of being firmly attached or set.
2. histology The rapid killing of tissue elements and their preservation and hardening to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body.
Synonym(s): fixing.
3. chemistry The conversion of a gas into solid or liquid form by chemical reactions, with or without the help of living tissue.
4. psychoanalysis The quality of being firmly attached to a particular person or object or period in one's development.
5. physiologic optics The coordinated positioning and accommodation of both eyes that results in bringing or maintaining a sharp image of a stationary or moving object on the fovea of each eye.
[L. figo, pp. fixus, to fix, fasten]

fixing

removal of the undeveloped silver halide from the emulsion on a radiographic film after the exposed crystals have been developed.

Patient discussion about fixing

Q. The cobbler's shoes are never fixed A bit philosophical/ethical question: do you think it’s a appropriate to an alternative therapist to treat people with disease he or she has and can’t cure himself?

A. Even dietitian can suffer from depression and eat too much, or a gym coach that suffers from injury that prevents him or her from exercising. The knowledge and capabilities are not dependent on the specific situation of the therapist, not to mention the many explanations for such cases.

However, I do agree it may seem a bit suspicious…

Q. is there a easy fix for arthritis? i have it over my legs, knees, arms, wrist, back, shoulders, neck. i need some relief.

A. biofreeze is what i use its a pain relieving roll-on also comes in a spray and small tube and is for arthritis,sore muscles and joints, backache it works great i get it from my chirpractor.

Q. How can I fix my vocal cords? Please I am in need of desperate help.

A. rest, which means no talking,

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References in classic literature ?
My aunt concluded this philosophical summary, by fixing her eyes with a kind of triumph on Agnes, whose colour was gradually returning.
said Silas, turning and fixing his strange eyes on the suspected man.
But there was one man of their company, a young man and a tall, who held back and took no share in the work, but stood by himself in the centre of the great circle, fixing his eyes on the heavens.