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fixate

verb

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to look at or think about something constantly; to give all of your attention to something usually + on or upon
  • The cat was fixated on a small hole in the wall.
  • Why do journalists fixate on scandals?

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The first known use of fixate was in 1885

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“Fixate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fixate. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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