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

 

Part Meronyms: plastination

 

Derivational Morphology: fix, fixate, obsess, haunt, ghost

 

 
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