Synonyms for fixated

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The eye was first fixated on the light-spot, and then moved horizontally away toward either the right or the left.

The phenomenon appeared only when the illuminated spot had been fixated for an appreciable period of time.

Breuer's first hysterical patient was fixated in the same manner upon the time when she nursed her very sick father.

WORD ORIGIN

1885, "to fix, make stable," from fix (v.) + -ate. Meaning "to gaze upon" is from 1889. Psychological sense is from 1926, originally in Freudian theory, in this case perhaps a back-formation from fixation. Related: Fixated; fixating.

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