- to fix; make stable or stationary.
Origin of fixate
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Examples from the Web for fixated
The Republican Party is too fixated on this fiction of electability.Mike Pence, Dark Horse in Training for 2016
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For god's sake, Catherine the Great was never this fixated on horses.Mayor De Blasio’s Horse Policy Is a Pile of Manure
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The Song is You By Arthur Phillips We know that fans get fixated on their favorite musical stars.What are the Best Novels on Music?
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A convex lens is fixated on a slanted ceiling emanating a faint amount of soft white light.Mariko Mori Rebirth at the Japan Society
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Frustrated by her souring relationship with Salinger, Maynard fixated on the idea of having a daughter.15 Revelations from New J.D. Salinger Biography
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The eye was first fixated on the light-spot, and then moved horizontally away toward either the right or the left.
The phenomenon appeared only when the illuminated spot had been fixated for an appreciable period of time.
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
- 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
C19: from Latin fixus fixed + -ate 1
Word Origin and History for fixated
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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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