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Noun: fixation  fik'sey-shun
  1. An abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
    - arrested development, infantile fixation, regression
  2. An unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
    - obsession
  3. The activity of fastening something firmly in position
  4. (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
    - fixing

Derived forms: fixations

Type of: abnormalcy [US], abnormality, attachment, fastening, preoccupation, preservation

Part of: plastination

Encyclopedia: Fixation, ocular