infantile fixation


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Noun1.infantile fixation - an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurelyinfantile fixation - an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
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But their attempt had not enough force in it and was abandoned in the face of their first obstacles which inevitably arise, whereupon they fell back upon their infantile fixation once and for all.
The gap widens between the story of Clifford's infantile fixation on one single organ (the breast), and the elaborate unfolding of Connie and Mellors's desires, and of their engagement with all the organs available, barring, paradoxically, the mouth and the breast.