verb (used with object), fixated, fixating.
to fix; make stable or stationary.
verb (used without object), fixated, fixating.
to become fixed.
Psychoanalysis. to develop a fixation; suffer an arrest in one's emotional or sexual development.

1880–85; < Latin fix(us) fixed, firm (see fix) + -ate1

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fixate (ˈfɪkseɪt)
1.  to become or cause to become fixed
2.  to direct the eye or eyes at a point in space so that the image of the point falls on the centre (fovea) of the eye or eyes
3.  psychol to engage in fixation
4.  informal (tr; usually passive) to obsess or preoccupy
[C19: from Latin fixus fixed + -ate1]

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Word Origin & History

1926, originally in Freudian theory, a back-formation from fixation. Related: Fixated; fixating.
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fixate fix·ate (fĭk'sāt')
v. fix·at·ed, fix·at·ing, fix·ates

  1. To make fixed, stable, or stationary.

  2. To focus one's eyes or attention on.

  3. To develop a fixation; become attached to in an immature or neurotic way.

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Example sentences
The postmodern left has become as fixated on its one value as the anti-modern
  mullahs are on theirs.
To be fixated on anything implies an abiding devotion to exacting detail, and
  trusting in the details to deliver the goods.
But early-twentieth-century society was obsessed with blue-collar workers,
  fixated on them, bewitched by them.
But once the badger is fixated on something, it seldom deviates from what it's
  trying to get.
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