1. [ noun ] (psychology) an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
Synonyms: obsession
Related terms: preoccupation voyeurism haunt fixate
2. [ noun ] (medicine) an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
Synonyms: infantile_fixation regression arrested_development
Related terms: abnormality
3. [ noun ] the activity of fastening something firmly in position
Related terms: fastening fixate
4. [ noun ] (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
Synonyms: fixing
Related terms: preservation preservation plastination fixate
Similar spelling:   fiction