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fixation

noun uk   us   /fɪkˈseɪ.ʃən/

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 food. a mother fixation

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
Translations of “fixation”
in Chinese (Traditional) 異常依戀,固戀, 癖…
in Russian навязчивая идея, комплекс…
in Turkish aşırı ilgi, saplantı, tutku…
in Chinese (Simplified) 异常依恋,固恋, 癖…
in Polish obsesja…
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