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fixate

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verb fix·ate \ˈfik-ˌsāt\

Simple Definition of fixate

  • : to look at or think about something constantly : to give all of your attention to something

Full Definition of fixate

fix·at·edfix·at·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make fixed, stationary, or unchanging

  3. 2 :  to focus one's gaze on

  4. 3 :  to direct (the libido) toward an infantile form of gratification

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to focus or concentrate one's gaze or attention intently or obsessively

  7. 2 :  to undergo arrestment at a stage of development

1885

First Known Use of fixate

1885

Rhymes with fixate

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fixate

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verb fix·ate \ˈfik-ˌsāt\

Medical Definition of fixate

fix·at·edfix·at·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to focus one's gaze on

  3. 2:  to direct (the libido) toward an infantile form of gratification

  4. intransitive verb

  5. 1:  to focus or concentrate one's gaze or attention <an infant with normal vision…will fixate on a light held before him—Journal of the American Medical Association>

  6. 2:  to undergo arrestment at a stage of development




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