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Since 2008, the Large Hadron Collider has fixated conspiracy theorists with fears that the particle collider would spawn a world-ending black hole.
At the same time, the musician’s indelicate missives compel one to ask just what drove Mozart’s proclivity to fixate on things scatological.
Poor Aza is fixated and horrified by the thought that roughly half the cells in the human body consist of bacterial microbes.
Concern about the kids’ sports frenzy often fixates on the costs to children who do too much: the burnout and physical exhaustion, the bodies battered from overuse, the loss of unscheduled free time.
Despite the rebranding campaign, Stern notes that early films depicting diners remained fixated on the idea of the diner as a dangerous, unpredictable place, where louche characters mingled and violence was liable to erupt.
Those prone to rejecting the conclusions of climate science sometimes fixate on weird things.
Much of the episode fixated on the search to find who shot Fred Andrews, Archie's dad.
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medical Definition of fixate
- an infant with normal vision…will fixate on a light held before him
- —Journal of the American Medical Association
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