AskDefine | Define fixate

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1 attach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way; "He fixates on his mother, even at the age of 40"
2 pay attention to exclusively and obsessively; "The media are fixating on Princess Diana's death"
3 make fixed, stable or stationary; "let's fix the picture to the frame" [syn: fix]
4 become fixed (on); "Her eyes fixated on a point on the horizon" [syn: settle on]

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  1. To make something fixed and stable; to fix
  2. To stare fixedly at something
  3. To attend to something to the exclusion of all others
  4. To attach oneself to a person or thing in a pathological or neurotic manner
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