Fix`a´tion   Pronunciation: fĭks`ā´shŭn
n.1.The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed.
An unalterable fixation of resolution.
- Killingbeck.
To light, created in the first day, God gave no proper place or fixation.
- Sir W. Raleigh.
Marked stiffness or absolute fixation of a joint.
- Quain.
A fixation and confinement of thought to a few objects.
- Watts.
2.The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; - said of gaseous elements.
3.The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm.
4.A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; - said of metals.
Noun1.fixation - an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
2.fixation - an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
Synonyms: obsession
3.fixation - the activity of fastening something firmly in position
4.fixation - (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body
Synonyms: fixing
Freudian fixation, anchorage, arrest, arrestation, arrested development, arrestment, blockage, blocking, check, clogging, closing up, closure, colonization, complex, compulsion, confirmation, constriction, cramp, craze, deep-rootedness, deep-seatedness, delay, detainment, detention, embedment, entrenchment, establishment, fascination, father fixation, fixed idea, fixedness, fixity, fixture, foot-dragging, foundation, hampering, hang-up, hindering, hindrance, holdback, holdup, hypercathexis, idee fixe, immobility, impediment, implantation, inaction, inactivity, inauguration, infantile fixation, infixion, inhibition, initiation, installation, installment, interference, interruption, investiture, inveteracy, irresistible impulse, kick, let, libido fixation, lodgment, mania, monomania, mooring, morbid drive, mother fixation, motionlessness, negativism, nuisance value, obsessive compulsion, obstruction, obstructionism, occlusion, opposition, parent fixation, peopling, plantation, population, possession, pregenital fixation, preoccupation, prepossession, regression, repression, resistance, restraint, restriction, retardation, retardment, retreat to immaturity, ruling passion, setback, settlement, settling, squeeze, stabilization, stranglehold, stricture, suppression, thing, tic
Translate Fixation to German, Translate Fixation to French
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Fixed air
Fixed alkali
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Fixed capital
fixed charge
fixed cost
fixed costs
fixed disk
Fixed expansion gear
Fixed fact
fixed intonation
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