[ US /ˈfɪkˌseɪt/ ]
[ UK /fˈɪkse‍ɪt/ ]
  1. pay attention to exclusively and obsessively
    The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death
  2. make fixed, stable or stationary
    let's fix the picture to the frame
  3. become fixed (on)
    Her eyes fixated on a point on the horizon
  4. attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
    He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40
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How To Use fixate In A Sentence

  • But when you ask for it back, don't be surprised to get an admonitory finger-wagging about being over-fixated on money and wealth, when you really should be thinking more about wellbeing and the work-life balance.
  • But a younger generation of Cuban-Americans is less fixated by Castro and his espousal of communism during the cold war. Barack Obama acts to ease US embargo on Cuba
  • Some of us, many of us, never outgrow those first impressions and remain fixated on children and teenagers. THE ILLUSION OF HOME AS SANCTUARY FOR CHILDREN
  • Ultimately, only the smallest separation in the 'fixate' condition was within the regime of the Weber's Law (ratio lower than 0.5), whereas the remaining conditions should be mainly influenced by the eccentricity of the furthest dot. PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • Both neurotics and perverts, therefore, were fixated at early stages of sexual development, but dealt with this fixation differently.
  • He is fixated on the body to an almost pathological degree.
  • Because Americans are fixated on celebrity, particularly when violence is involved, the two become stars.
  • One of the doctors hollered to me from the living room where they were all fixated on the tv.
  • Essentially, the ‘fetish’ is identified by Freud as something that is fixated upon as a substitute or representative for sex, and thus is inextricably linked to the sexual act.
  • For some reason, I'm seriously fixated with Judd.
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