The ROOT-WORD is FIX. It comes from the Latin figere, fixus, and it means just that FIX. It is a word commonly used and nearly always by itself, without Prefixes or Suffixes. The list contains words which seem strange at first, but we can grow accustomed to them.
1. Fix :FIX (fiks) n.
A difficult position; a dilemma
2. Fixate :FIX ate (fik’ sate) v.
To become fixed
3. Fixation :FIX ation (fik say’ shun) n.
The state of being attached; fixed
4. Fixative :FIX ative (fik’ sat iv) adj.
Causing to be fixed; attached
5. Fixator :FIX ator (fiks ay’ tor) n.
A thing that holds something in place
6. Fixature :FIX allure (fik’ sa ture) n.
A preparation used to fix or stiffen something
7. Fixedly :FIX edly (fik; sed lee) adv.
In the manner of being fastened to; as, looking at a person
8. Fixity :FIX ity (fik’ sit ee) n.
Quality of being fastened firmly in place
9. Fixer :FIX er (fik’ ser) n.
One whop adjusts claims
10. Fixture :FIX ture (fiks’ chur) n.
Furnishings fastened firmly in place, as shelves, a counter
11. Affix :af FIX (a fiks’) v.
To fix or fasten in any way; to seal
12. Affix :af FIX (a iks) n.
That which is attached to a word to producer another; as, aprefix or a suffix
13. Affixal :at FIX al (af’ ik sal) adj.
In the nature of an affix
14. Affixation :af FIX ation (af ik say’ shun) n.
The process of affixing a seal or a signature
15. Affixion :af FIX ion (a fik; shun) n.
Affixation; Nos. a 14 and 15 are synonyms
16. Affixer :af FIX er (a fiks’ er) n.
The official whose duty is to add a signature
17. Affixture :af FIX ture (a fiks’ ture) n.
Act of affixing; attachment
18. Transfix :trans FIX (trans fiks’) v.
To hold motionless; as, to transfix with horror
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