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fix·a·tion

 (fĭk-sā′shən)
n.
1. The act or process of fixing or fixating: the fixation of nitrogen by bacteria.
2. An obsessive preoccupation.
3. Psychology A strong attachment to a person or thing, manifested in an immature or pathological way.

fixation

(fɪkˈseɪʃən)
n
1. the act of fixing or the state of being fixed
2. a preoccupation or obsession
3. (Psychology) psychol
a. the act of fixating
b. (in psychoanalytical schools) a strong attachment of a person to another person or an object in early life
4. (Chemistry) chem
a. the conversion of nitrogen in the air into a compound, esp a fertilizer
b. the conversion of a free element into one of its compounds
5. (Chemistry) the reduction of a substance from a volatile or fluid form to a nonvolatile or solid form

fix•a•tion

(fɪkˈseɪ ʃən)

n.
1. the act of fixing or fixating or the state of being fixed or fixated.
2. the process of rendering a photographic image permanent by removal of light-sensitive silver halides.
3. Psychoanal. a partial arrest of libidinal expression at an early stage of psychosexual development.
4. a preoccupation with one subject.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fixation - an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurelyfixation - an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
2.fixation - an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
preoccupation - an idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
3.fixation - the activity of fastening something firmly in position
fastening, attachment - the act of fastening things together
4.fixation - (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
histology - the branch of biology that studies the microscopic structure of animal or plant tissues
plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
preservation - a process that saves organic substances from decay

fixation

noun obsession, complex, addiction, hang-up (informal), preoccupation, mania, infatuation, idée fixe (French), thing (informal) Somebody has a fixation with you.

fixation

noun
An irrational preoccupation:
Informal: thing.
Translations
utkvělá představa
besættelsemani
árátta, òráhyggja
utkvelá predstava

fixation

[fɪkˈseɪʃən] N (Psych) (fig) → obsesión f, fijación f
mother fixationfijación f materna or en la madre

fixation

[fɪkˈseɪʃən] n
(PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHIATRY)fixation f
(fig) (= obsession) → obsession f
a fixation on sth → une fixation sur qch

fixation

n
(Psych) → Fixierung f; she has a fixation about or on cleanlinesssie hat einen Sauberkeitsfimmel (inf)
(Chem) → Fixierung f

fixation

[fɪkˈseɪʃn] n (Psych) (fig) → fissazione f, ossessione f
to have a fixation on sth → avere la mania di qc

fix

(fiks) verb
1. to make firm or steady. He fixed the post firmly in the ground; He fixed his eyes on the door.
2. to attach; to join. He fixed the shelf to the wall.
3. to mend or repair. He has succeeded in fixing my watch.
4. to direct (attention, a look etc) at. She fixed all her attention on me.
5. (often with up) to arrange; to settle. to fix a price; We fixed (up) a meeting.
6. to make (something) permanent by the use of certain chemicals. to fix a photgraphic print.
7. to prepare; to get ready. I'll fix dinner tonight.
noun
trouble; a difficulty. I'm in a terrible fix!
fixˈation noun
a strong idea or opinion for or against something that one does not or cannot change. She has a fixation about travelling alone.
fixed adjective
1. arranged in advance; settled. a fixed price.
2. steady; not moving. a fixed gaze/stare.
3. arranged illegally or dishonestly. The result was fixed.
fixedly (ˈfiksidli) adverb
steadily. He stared fixedly.
fixture (ˈfikstʃə) noun
1. a fixed piece of furniture etc. We can't move the cupboard – it's a built-in fixture.
2. an event, especially sporting, arranged for a certain time. The football team has a fixture on Saturday.
fix on
to decide on, choose. Have you fixed on a date for the wedding?
fix (someone) up with (something)
to provide (someone) with (something). Can you fix me up with a car for tomorrow?

fix·a·tion

n. fijación.
1. inmovilización de una parte;
2. acción de fijar la vista en un objeto;
3. interrupción del desarrollo de la personalidad antes de alcanzar la madurez.

fixation

n (ortho, psych, etc.) fijación f
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