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fixation

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noun fix·a·tion \fik-ˈsā-shən\

Definition of fixation

  1. :  the act, process, or result of fixing, fixating, or becoming fixated: as a :  a persistent concentration of libidinal energies upon objects characteristic of psychosexual stages of development preceding the genital stage b :  stereotyped behavior (as in response to frustration) c :  an obsessive or unhealthy preoccupation or attachment



Examples of fixation in a sentence

  1. <their weight is an unfortunate fixation for many teenagers>



14th Century

First Known Use of fixation

14th century


Medical Dictionary

fixation

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noun fix·a·tion \fik-ˈsā-shən\

Medical Definition of fixation

  1. 1:  the act, process, or result of fixing, fixating, or becoming fixated: asa:  the act or an instance of focusing the eyes upon an objectb:  a persistent concentration of libidinal energies upon objects characteristic of psychosexual stages of development preceding the genital stagec:  stereotyped behavior (as in response to frustration)d:  an obsessive or unhealthy preoccupation or attachment

  2. 2:  the immobilization of the parts of a fractured bone especially by the use of various metal attachments





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