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idée fixe

[ ee-dey -feeks ]
/ i deɪ ˈfiks /
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noun, plural i·dées fixes [ee-dey -feeks], /i deɪ ˈfiks/, French.

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British Dictionary definitions for idée fixe

idée fixe
/ French (ide fiks) /

noun plural idées fixes (ide fiks)

a fixed idea; obsession
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for idée fixe

idée fixe
[ ē-dā fēks ]

n. pl. i•dées fixes (ē-dā fēks)

A fixed idea; an obsession.
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