Unfix Un*fix", v. t. [1st pref. un- + fix.] 1. To loosen from a fastening; to detach from anything that holds; to unsettle; as, to unfix a bayonet; to unfix the mind or affections. [1913 Webster]

2. To make fluid; to dissolve. [R.] [1913 Webster]

The mountain stands; nor can the rising sun Unfix her frosts. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • unfix — index disengage, free Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unfix — [un fiks′] vt. [ UN + FIX] 1. to unfasten; loosen; detach 2. to unsettle …   English World dictionary

  • unfix — transitive verb Date: 1597 1. to loosen from a fastening ; detach, disengage 2. to make unstable ; unsettle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • unfix — unfixedness /un fik sid nis, fikst nis/, n. /un fiks /, v.t., unfixed or unfixt, unfixing. 1. to render no longer fixed; unfasten; detach; loosen; free. 2. to unsettle, as the mind, traditions, or habits. [1590 1600; UN 2 + FIX] * * * …   Universalium

  • unfix — verb To unfasten from a fixing Quotation …   Wiktionary

  • unfix — v. detach, unclasp, loosen; cause to be unsettled (mentally, culturally, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unfix — v. a. 1. Unsettle, unhinge. 2. Loosen, take off, undo …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • unfix — v undo, separate, unhook, unclasp, unlatch. See unfasten …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • unfix — un·fix …   English syllables

  • unfix — un•fix [[t]ʌnˈfɪks[/t]] v. t. fixed fixt, fix•ing 1) to render no longer fixed; unfasten; detach 2) to unsettle, as the mind or habits • Etymology: 1590–1600 un•fix′ed•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

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