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idée fixe

[ee-dey feeks]
noun, plural i·dées fixes [ee-dey feeks] /i deɪ ˈfiks/, French.
  1. fixed idea.
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compulsion, fetish, fixation, infatuation, mania, obsession, preoccupation, monomania

British Dictionary definitions for idee fixe

idée fixe

noun plural idées fixes (ide fiks)
  1. a fixed idea; obsession
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idee fixe in Medicine

idée fixe

(ē-dā fēks)
n. pl. i•dées fixes (ē-dā fēks)
  1. A fixed idea; an obsession.
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