[ fik-seyt ]
/ 藞f瑟k se瑟t /
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See synonyms for: fixate / fixated on Thesaurus.com

verb (used without object), fix路at路ed, fix路at路ing.
verb (used with object), fix路at路ed, fix路at路ing.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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Origin of fixate

First recorded in 1880鈥85; from Latin fix(us) 鈥渇ixed, firm鈥 (see fix) + -ate1
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How to use fixate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for fixate

/ (藞f瑟kse瑟t) /

to become or cause to become fixed
to direct the eye or eyes at a point in space so that the image of the point falls on the centre (fovea) of the eye or eyes
psychol to engage in fixation
(tr; usually passive) informal to obsess or preoccupy

Word Origin for fixate

C19: from Latin fixus fixed + -ate 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for fixate

[ f沫ks膩t鈥 ]

To make fixed, stable, or stationary.
To focus one's eyes or attention on something.
To develop a fixation; become excessively attached to a person or thing.
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