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fixate

(fĭk′sāt′)
v. fix·ated, fix·ating, fix·ates
v.tr.
Psychology
a. To cause to become emotionally attached in an immature or pathological manner.
b. In classical psychoanalysis, to cause (the libido) to be arrested at an early stage of psychosexual development.
v.intr.
1. To focus the eyes or attention.
2. Psychology
a. To become attached to a person or thing in an immature or pathological way; form a fixation.
b. To be arrested at an early stage of psychosexual development.

fixate, fixated

See fixation.

fixate

Ophthalmology
To focus one’s eyes (gaze) on a particular point in space.

Psychology
To focus one’s attention on a particular thing, person or idea.
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