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fixation

fix·a·tion

fixation

 
 
pronunciation:
fIk seI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or procedure of making fast or stabilizing.
synonyms:
stabilization
similar words:
attachment
definition 2: an obsession, esp. one that interferes with normal functioning.
He has a fixation with outdoing his brother that is really unhealthy.
synonyms:
idée fixe, monomania, obsession
similar words:
complex, compulsion, fetish, hang-up, possession
definition 3: the arrest of psychological development at some stage before maturity, esp. in early childhood.
similar words:
arrest, check, stunt
Word Parts
The word fixation contains the following part:
fix Latin root that means fasten, attach