1. the act of putting something in working order again (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑repair, ↑fix, ↑fixture, ↑mend, ↑mending, ↑reparation
Derivationally related forms:
repair (for: ↑reparation), ↑mend (for: ↑mending), ↑mend (for: ↑mend), ↑fix (for: ↑fixture), ↑fix, ↑fix (for: ↑fix), ↑repair (for: ↑repair)
Hypernyms: ↑improvement
2. the sterilization of an animal

they took him to the vet for neutering

Syn: ↑neutering, ↑altering
Derivationally related forms: ↑fix, ↑neuter (for: ↑neutering)
Hypernyms: ↑sterilization, ↑sterilisation
Hyponyms: ↑castration, ↑emasculation, ↑spaying
3. restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Syn: ↑fastener, ↑fastening, ↑holdfast
Derivationally related forms: ↑hold fast (for: ↑holdfast), ↑fasten (for: ↑fastening), ↑fasten (for: ↑fastener)
Hypernyms: ↑restraint, ↑constraint
bellyband, ↑buckle, ↑button, ↑carabiner, ↑karabiner, ↑snap ring, ↑catch, ↑clasp, ↑cleat, ↑clinch, ↑clip, ↑clothespin, ↑clothes pin, ↑clothes peg, ↑corrugated fastener, ↑wiggle nail, ↑cotter, ↑cottar, ↑cringle, ↑eyelet, ↑loop, ↑grommet, ↑grummet, ↑dowel, ↑dowel pin, ↑joggle, ↑fillet, ↑stopping, ↑hook and eye, ↑knot, ↑lashing, ↑link, ↑linkup, ↑tie, ↑tie-in, ↑lock, ↑locker, ↑nail, ↑nut and bolt, ↑paper fastener, ↑pin, ↑screw, ↑seal, ↑sealing wax, ↑slide fastener, ↑zip, ↑zipper, ↑zip fastener, ↑snap, ↑snap fastener, ↑press stud, ↑toggle, ↑toggle bolt
4. (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
Syn: ↑fixation
Derivationally related forms: ↑fix, ↑fixate (for: ↑fixation)
Topics: ↑histology
Hypernyms: ↑preservation
Part Holonyms: ↑plastination

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