fixated

adjective
fix·at·ed | \ ˈfik-ˌsā-təd \

Definition of fixated 

: arrested in development or adjustment especially : arrested at a pregenital level of psychosexual development

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Even as his administration faces a series of diplomatic high-wire acts, including persuading Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, to give up his nuclear arsenal, Trump has remained fixated on leaks back home. Anchorage Daily News, "Exhausted aides of a chaotic president eye White House exits," 11 June 2018 Even as his administration faces a series of diplomatic high-wire acts, including persuading Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, to give up his nuclear arsenal, Trump has remained fixated on leaks back home. Anchorage Daily News, "Exhausted aides of a chaotic president eye White House exits," 11 June 2018 But even those dewy sentiments don’t seem to explain just how fixated Nunes was on the island territory. Jason Zengerle, New York Times, "How Devin Nunes Turned the House Intelligence Committee Inside Out," 24 Apr. 2018 Even as his administration faces a series of diplomatic high-wire acts, including persuading Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, to give up his nuclear arsenal, Trump has remained fixated on leaks back home. Anchorage Daily News, "Exhausted aides of a chaotic president eye White House exits," 11 June 2018 Waiting for her outside was Ray Greene, a white Jacksonville lawyer and entrepreneur who had become fixated on her story. Jeff Maysh, Smithsonian, "The Counterfeit Queen of Soul," 28 June 2018 Even as his administration faces a series of diplomatic high-wire acts, including persuading Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, to give up his nuclear arsenal, Trump has remained fixated on leaks back home. Anchorage Daily News, "Exhausted aides of a chaotic president eye White House exits," 11 June 2018 Even as his administration faces a series of diplomatic high-wire acts, including persuading North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to give up his nuclear arsenal, Trump has remained fixated on leaks back home. BostonGlobe.com, "Exhausted aides of a chaotic president eye White House exits," 11 June 2018 Even as his administration faces a series of diplomatic high-wire acts, including persuading Kim Jong Un, the North Korean leader, to give up his nuclear arsenal, Trump has remained fixated on leaks back home. Anchorage Daily News, "Exhausted aides of a chaotic president eye White House exits," 11 June 2018

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First Known Use of fixated

1926, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fixated

from past participle of fixate

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fixated

adjective
fix·at·ed

Medical Definition of fixated 

: arrested in development or adjustment especially : arrested at a pregenital level of psychosexual development

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