[ fik-ser ]
/ ˈfɪk sər /
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a person or thing that fixes, sets, adjusts, or repairs.
  1. a person who arranges matters in advance, or acts as a liaison: The film crew hired a fixer for the foreign location shoot.
  2. a person who neutralizes problems for another, as for an individual or organization whose reputation is threatened by past misdeeds or conflicts, often through bribery or influence: The agent also worked as a fixer for several movie stars, keeping sex scandals and drug arrests out of the tabloids.
Photography. fixative (def. 3).
Slang. a person who sells narcotics to addicts.



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Origin of fixer

First recorded in 1840–50; fix + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for fixer

/ (ˈfɪksə) /


a person or thing that fixes
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
slang a person who makes arrangements, esp by underhand or illegal means
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