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English definition of “fixation”

fixation

noun uk   /fɪkˈseɪ.ʃən/ us  

fixation noun (INTEREST)

[C] the state of being unable to stop thinking about something or someone, or an unnaturally strong interest in something or someone: Liz has a fixation with (US on) food. a mother fixationContinually thinking about

fixation noun (ATTACHING)

[U] specialized medical the process of attaching or sewing something firmly in place

fixation noun (PRESERVING)

[U] specialized medical the process of preserving something in a laboratory using a special liquid
(Definition of fixation from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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