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fixated

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

as in obsessed

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fixated

verb
past tense of fixate

Synonyms & Antonyms of fixated (Entry 2 of 2)

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 fixated was in 1926

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fixated

fixated (on)

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“Fixated.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fixated. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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