fixated
adjective Date: 1926 arrested in development or adjustment; especially arrested at a pregenital level of psychosexual development

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  • fixated — [[t]fɪkse͟ɪtɪd, fɪ̱kseɪtɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: v link ADJ on/with/by n If you accuse someone of being fixated on a particular thing, you mean that they think about it to an extreme and excessive degree. The danger is we ll get so fixated on the… …   English dictionary

  • fixated — UK [fɪkˈseɪtɪd] / US [fɪkˈseɪtəd] adjective 1) so interested in someone or something that you do not pay attention to anything else fixated on: He seems fixated on losing weight. 2) in psychology, someone who is fixated has feelings about sex… …   English dictionary

  • fixated — fix|a|ted [fıkˈseıtıd] adj always thinking or talking about one particular thing fixated on ▪ He never used to be so fixated on losing weight …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fixated — fix|at|ed [ fık seıtəd ] adjective 1. ) so interested in someone or something that you do not pay attention to anything else: fixated on: He seems fixated on losing weight. 2. ) TECHNICAL having feelings about sex that have not developed normally …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fixated — adjective 1 always thinking or talking about one particular thing (+ on): Jeremy seems to be fixated on this idea of travelling around the world. 2 technical having stopped developing emotionally or mentally …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fixated — adjective attached to someone or something in a neurotic or pathological manner …   Wiktionary

  • fixated — fix·at·ed adj arrested in development or adjustment esp arrested at a pregenital level of psychosexual development …   Medical dictionary

  • fixated — adj. stabilized, set firmly in place; obsessed with fix·ate || fɪkseɪt v. set firmly in place, stabilize, make steady; focus on (especially in an obsessive manner); experience arrested emotional development …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fixated — /ˈfɪkseɪtəd/ (say fiksaytuhd), /fɪkˈseɪtəd/ (say fik saytuhd) adjective 1. Psychology partially arrested in emotional and instinctual development. 2. Colloquial (sometimes followed by on) obsessed …   Australian English dictionary

  • fixated — adj obsessed, preoccupied, infatuated, compulsive, pathological, dominated, gripped, phobic, neurotic COLLOQ. hung up on …   Useful english dictionary

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