Pronunciation: ( —v.u-fiks'; —n.af'iks),[key] —v.t. 1. to fasten, join, or attach (usually fol. by to): to affix stamps to a letter. 2. to put or add on; append: to affix a signature to a contract. 3. to impress (a seal or stamp).
4. to attach (blame, reproach, ridicule, etc.).
—n. 1. something that is joined or attached.
2. Gram.a bound inflectional or derivational element, as a prefix, infix, or suffix, added to a base or stem to form a fresh stem or a word, as -ed added to want to form wanted, or im- added to possible to form impossible. Cf. combining form.