Psychoanalysis. arrested in emotional or sexual development:To me, he still seems stuck at the stage of an orally fixated toddler.
fastened or held in one place:An unstable dislocation, often due to loose ligaments, is more problematic than the fixated type of joint dislocation.
aimed or directed in one place:He looked up at me with the fixated stare of a strangled fish.
focused on by the eyes:Given a constant distance between the two eyes, the location of the fixated point, where the lines of sight of the two eyes meet, can be computed.
the simple past tense and past participle of fixate.
- un·fix·at·ed, adjective
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How to use fixated in a sentence
In the end, the digital ad industry will be forced to move away from the one-to-one goal that we’ve fixated on for too long.
A big city, in his conception, is one that focuses on its biggest problems, rather than fixating on its smallest ones.San Diego Is a Big City – Todd Gloria Wants it to Act Like One | Andrew Keatts | November 6, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
It’s just, he said, that a big city needs to fix them, rather than fixating on them.San Diego Is a Big City – Todd Gloria Wants it to Act Like One | Andrew Keatts | November 6, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
It’s a reality that most of us choose to ignore because we are fixated on inbound marketing.How to immediately profit from your next piece of content | Nico Prins | October 29, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
Another man fixated on QAnon fatally shot a New York crime family figure in 2019.As QAnon grew, Facebook and Twitter missed years of warning signs about the conspiracy theory’s violent nature | Craig Timberg, Elizabeth Dwoskin | October 1, 2020 | Washington Post
While the world fixated on Ukraine and Syria, a near-genocide ripped through central Africa, to little international fanfare.
All three outlets remained fixated on surgery, and seemed to only gloss over questions of identity.
The Republican Party is too fixated on this fiction of electability.
In Fault, Hazel is very fixated on meeting her idol, author Peter van Houten.Shailene Woodley on ‘The Fault in Our Stars,’ That Nasty 'Time' Piece, and the F-Word | Marlow Stern | June 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Italian press fixated on the details of how the American president travels.Obama’s Visit to the Pope Created Chaos—but Romans Are Used to That | Barbie Latza Nadeau | March 27, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A young man has been unusually long and intensely fixated upon his mother in the sense of the Oedipus complex.Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego | Sigmund Freud
The eye was first fixated on the light-spot, and then moved horizontally away toward either the right or the left.Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 | Various
The phenomenon appeared only when the illuminated spot had been fixated for an appreciable period of time.Harvard Psychological Studies, Volume 1 | Various
Breuer's first hysterical patient was fixated in the same manner upon the time when she nursed her very sick father.A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis | Sigmund Freud
The digits must be so firmly fixated in memory that they can be held there long enough to be told off, one by one, backwards.The Measurement of Intelligence | Lewis Madison Terman