from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make fixed, stable, or stationary.
- transitive v. To focus one's eyes or attention on: fixate a faint object.
- transitive v. To command the attention of exclusively or repeatedly; preoccupy obsessively: "TV and newspapers were fixated on high-technology as the solution to almost everything” ( Jay Walljasper).
- transitive v. Psychology To attach (oneself) to a person or thing in an immature or neurotic fashion.
- transitive v. Psychology In classical psychoanalysis, to cause (the libido) to be arrested at an early stage of psychosexual development.
- intransitive v. To focus the eyes or attention.
- intransitive v. Psychology To become attached to a person or thing in an immature or pathological way; form a fixation.
- intransitive v. Psychology To be arrested at an early stage of psychosexual development.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make something fixed and stable; to fix.
- v. To stare fixedly at something.
- v. To attend to something to the exclusion of all others.
- v. To attach oneself to a person or thing in a pathological or neurotic manner.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To fix or render stable; fix or confine in one place, state, or condition.
- To determine or ascertain the position of: as, to fixate a star.
- To become fixed.
- In psychological and physiological optics, to direct the eyes upon; bring within the area of clearest vision.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pay attention to exclusively and obsessively
- v. make fixed, stable or stationary
- v. attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
- v. become fixed (on)
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