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[uhn-fiks] /ʌnˈfɪks/
verb (used with object), unfixed or unfixt, unfixing.
to render no longer fixed; unfasten; detach; loosen; free.
to unsettle, as the mind, traditions, or habits.
Origin of unfix
First recorded in 1590-1600; un-2 + fix
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[uhn-fik-sid-nis, -fikst-nis] /ʌnˈfɪk sɪd nɪs, -ˈfɪkst nɪs/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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  • The Spiritual world is fixed in its essence and unfixed in its faculties.

  • Flood the unfixed film with stain, allow it to act 30 seconds.

  • His belief in his father's story as to his brother's illegitimacy had been unfixed and doubtful.

    Mr. Scarborough's Family Anthony Trollope
  • I can only say that in any case it is of the kind that floats and is unfixed.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • The place is unfixed; half a dozen Norman towns and castles are made the scene of the oath.

    William the Conqueror Edward Augustus Freeman
  • He was still as unsure and unfixed as when he had married himself.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • There is, first of all, an obscure tale of a revolt of an unfixed date, but which must have happened between 1048 and 1053.

    William the Conqueror Edward Augustus Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for unfixed


verb (transitive)
to unfasten, detach, or loosen
to unsettle or disturb
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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