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fix·er

 (fĭk′sər)
n.
1. One that fixes: a fixer of radios.
2. Informal A person who uses influence or makes arrangements for another, especially by improper or unlawful means.
3. A chemical preservative used to fix a photographic image.
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fixer

(ˈfɪksə)
n
1. a person or thing that fixes
2. (Photography) photog a solution containing one or more chemical compounds that is used, in fixing, to dissolve unexposed silver halides. It sometimes has an additive to stop the action of developer
3. slang a person who makes arrangements, esp by underhand or illegal means
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fixer - someone who intervenes with authorities for a person in trouble (usually using underhand or illegal methods for a fee)
important person, influential person, personage - a person whose actions and opinions strongly influence the course of events
2.fixer - a chemical compound that sets or fixes something (as a dye or a photographic image)
chemical compound, compound - (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
fixative - a compound (such as ethanol or formaldehyde) that fixes tissues and cells for microscopic study
hypo, sodium thiosulfate, sodium thiosulphate - a compound used as a fixing agent in photographic developing
3.fixer - a skilled worker who mends or repairs things
darner - a person who mends by darning
maintenance man, repairman, service man - a skilled worker whose job is to repair things
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
4.fixer - synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-formingfixer - synthetic narcotic drug similar to morphine but less habit-forming; used in narcotic detoxification and maintenance of heroin addiction
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
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Translations

fixer

[ˈfɪksəʳ] N (= person) → apañador(ora) m/f, amañador(a) m/f (Phot) → fijador m
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fixer

n (Phot) → Fixiermittel nt
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Jay, who is part of a team of Tattoo Fixers from the E4 programme of the same name, has quickly shot to stardom since appearing on the show.
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So this show is here to do for them what Tattoo Fixers does for victims of incompetent inkings.
She is a Merseyside Fixer - Fixers is a national project of the Public Service Broadcasting Trust made up of "Young people using their past to fix the future" - and is hoping others can learn from the traumatic time she has gone through.
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IT'S addictive telly but the tattoos the staff give on Tattoo Fixers are a bit rubbish aren't they?
Supported by Fixers, the group has created an animated film to show what a peer mentor does, visit www.fixers.org.uk for more.
Foreign Correspondents and International Newsgathering: The Role of Fixers. (Routledge Research in Journalism).
The 20-year-old was one of 12 panellists with a history of eating disorders at the event, hosted by social action charity Fixers. They shared their personal testimonies with worldrenowned experts, then the young people's recommendations were compiled into a report and delivered to the Department of Health by Danny and a contingent of his fellow Fixers.
Our intelligence has improved tremendously, so going back to the last World Cup we had no real idea of who those fixers were and how they operated or where they were in the world.
Danny Bowman, from Morpeth, Northumberland, worked with Fixers - a charity that supports young people to campaign on any issue that matters to them - to raise awareness of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).