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fixation

 
Noun fixation has 4 senses
  1. arrested development, fixation, infantile fixation, regression - an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely
    --1 is a kind of abnormality, abnormalcy, abnormal condition
  2. obsession, fixation - an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone
    --2 is a kind of preoccupation
    Derived forms: verb fixate1, verb fixate2
  3. fixation - the activity of fastening something firmly in position
    --3 is a kind of
    fastening, attachment
    Derived form: verb fixate3
  4. fixation, 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
    --4 is a kind of preservation
    --4 is a part of plastination
    Derived form: verb fixate3
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