F f


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fiks]
    • /fɪks/
    • /ˈfɪk.sə.bəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fiks]
    • /fɪks/

Definitions of fixable word

  • verb with object fixable to repair; mend. 1
  • verb with object fixable to put in order or in good condition; adjust or arrrange: She fixed her hair in a bun. 1
  • verb with object fixable to make fast, firm, or stable. 1
  • verb with object fixable to place definitely and more or less permanently: to fix a circus poster to a wall. 1
  • verb with object fixable to settle definitely; determine: to fix a price. 1
  • verb with object fixable to direct (the eyes, the attention, etc.) steadily: His eyes were fixed on the distant ship. 1

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Origin of fixable

First appearance:

before 1350
One of the 20% oldest English words
1350-1400; 1900-05 for def 29; 1935-40 for def 31; Middle English fixen (v.) < Medieval Latin fixāre, derivative of Latin fixus fixed, past participle of fīgere to fasten

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Parts of speech for Fixable


fixable popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 95% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fixable usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fixable

adj fixable

  • curable — If a disease or illness is curable, it can be cured.
  • rectifiable — able to be rectified.
  • amendable — to alter, modify, rephrase, or add to or subtract from (a motion, bill, constitution, etc.) by formal procedure: Congress may amend the proposed tax bill.
  • corrigible — capable of being corrected
  • improvable — to bring into a more desirable or excellent condition: He took vitamins to improve his health.

adjective fixable

  • remediable — capable of being remedied.
  • emendable — Capable of being emended, corrigible.

Antonyms for fixable

adjective fixable

  • irrecoverable — incapable of being recovered or regained: an irrecoverable debt.
  • problematic — of the nature of a problem; doubtful; uncertain; questionable.
  • irredeemable — not redeemable; incapable of being bought back or paid off.
  • up for grabs — to seize suddenly or quickly; snatch; clutch: He grabbed me by the collar.
  • unrecoverable — able to recover or be recovered: a patient now believed to be recoverable; recoverable losses on his investments.

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