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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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Adoption of Proposition A will stop transit planners from fixating on the dreamy mirage of shiny new subway cars whisking commuters throughout our basin.
The Tendril ST lead also offers advanced technology that enables physicians to save time during implants, and causes less disturbance to heart tissue by allowing the lead to take crucial measurements (such as threshold and sensing diagnostics) to ensure that the lead is in the correct position before fixating the lead to the heart.
They have stuck to their philosophy of owning a concentrated portfolio of undervalued stocks and focused on long-term returns as opposed to fixating on short-term results.
Initial testing has shown CLASP Technology provides significantly greater compressive strength in fixating bone fractures than currently used devices.