Medical Dictionary


noun fix·a·tion \fik-ˈsā-shən\

Medical Definition of FIXATION

:  the act, process, or result of fixing, fixating, or becoming fixated: as a :  the act or an instance of focusing the eyes upon an object b :  a persistent concentration of libidinal energies upon objects characteristic of psychosexual stages of development preceding the genital stage c :  stereotyped behavior (as in response to frustration) d :  an obsessive or unhealthy preoccupation or attachment
:  the immobilization of the parts of a fractured bone especially by the use of various metal attachments
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears