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 for fixing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fix \Fix\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fixed (f[i^]kst); p. pr. & vb.
     n. Fixing.] [Cf. F. fixer.]
     1. To make firm, stable, or fast; to set or place
        permanently; to fasten immovably; to establish; to
        implant; to secure; to make definite.
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              An ass's nole I fixed on his head.    --Shak.
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              O, fix thy chair of grace, that all my powers
              May also fix their reverence.         --Herbert.
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              His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. --Ps.
                                                    cxii. 7.
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              And fix far deeper in his head their stings.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. To hold steadily; to direct unwaveringly; to fasten, as
        the eye on an object, the attention on a speaker.
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              Sat fixed in thought the mighty Stagirite. --Pope.
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              One eye on death, and one full fix'd on heaven.
                                                    --Young.
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     3. To transfix; to pierce. [Obs.] --Sandys.
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     4. (Photog.) To render (an impression) permanent by treating
        with a developer to make it insensible to the action of
        light. --Abney.
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     5. To put in order; to arrange; to dispose of; to adjust; to
        set to rights; to set or place in the manner desired or
        most suitable; hence, to repair; as, to fix the clothes;
        to fix the furniture of a room. [Colloq. U.S.]
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     6. (Iron Manuf.) To line the hearth of (a puddling furnace)
        with fettling.
  
     Syn: To arrange; prepare; adjust; place; establish; settle;
          determine.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fixing \Fix"ing\ (f[i^]ks"[i^]ng), n.
     1. The act or process of making fixed.
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     2. That which is fixed; a fixture.
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     3. pl. Arrangements; embellishments; trimmings;
        accompaniments. [Colloq. U.S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fixing
      n 1: the act of putting something in working order again [syn:
           repair, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending,
           reparation]
      2: restraint that attaches to something or holds something in
         place [syn: fastener, fastening, holdfast, fixing]
      3: the sterilization of an animal; "they took him to the vet for
         neutering" [syn: neutering, fixing, altering]
      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, fixing]

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