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unfix

[uhn-fiks] /ʌnˈfɪks/
verb (used with object), unfixed or unfixt, unfixing.
1.
to render no longer fixed; unfasten; detach; loosen; free.
2.
to unsettle, as the mind, traditions, or habits.
Origin of unfix
1590-1600
1590-1600; un-2 + fix
Related forms
unfixedness
[uhn-fik-sid-nis, -fikst-nis] /ʌnˈfɪk sɪd nɪs, -ˈfɪkst nɪs/ (Show IPA),
noun
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  • The Spiritual world is fixed in its essence and unfixed in its faculties.

  • I can only say that in any case it is of the kind that floats and is unfixed.

    Alarms and Discursions G. K. Chesterton
  • His belief in his father's story as to his brother's illegitimacy had been unfixed and doubtful.

    Mr. Scarborough's Family Anthony Trollope
  • Flood the unfixed film with stain, allow it to act 30 seconds.

  • 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

unfix

/ʌnˈfɪks/
verb (transitive)
1.
to unfasten, detach, or loosen
2.
to unsettle or disturb
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