HyperDic: fixation

English > 4 senses of the word fixation:
NOUNstatefixation, arrested development, infantile fixation, regressionan abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
cognitionfixation, obsessionan unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation / preoccupation with something or someone
actfixationthe activity of fastening something firmly in position
actfixation, fixing(histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
fixation > pronunciation
Soundsfihksey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > fixation: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningAn abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely.
Synonymsarrested development, infantile fixation, regression
Broaderabnormality, abnormalcyAn abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
Spanishregresión
Catalanregressió
English > fixation: 4 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningAn unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation / preoccupation with something or someone.
Synonymobsession
BroaderpreoccupationAn idea that preoccupies the mind and holds the attention
Spanishfijación, obsesión
Catalanfixació, obsessió
Verbsfixatepay attention to exclusively and obsessively
fixateattach (oneself) to a person or thing in a neurotic way
English > fixation: 4 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe activity of fastening something firmly in position.
Broaderfastening, attachmentThe act of fastening things together
Verbsfixatemake fixed, stable or stationary
English > fixation: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaning(histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body.
Synonymfixing
CategoryhistologyThe branch of biology that studies the microscopic structure of animal or plant tissues
Part ofplastinationA process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues
BroaderpreservationA process that saves organic substances from decay
Spanishfijación
Verbsfixatemake fixed, stable or stationary

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