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1. fixation

noun. ['fɪkˈseɪʃən'] (histology) the preservation and hardening of a tissue sample to retain as nearly as possible the same relations they had in the living body.

Synonyms

  • preservation
  • plastination

Antonyms

  • familiarity
  • averageness
  • unnatural

Etymology

  • fixation (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Fixation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
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  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word fixation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Some of the populations reached allele fixation, making color for those populations a single-allele trait.

Quotes containing the word fixation


1. practice only envisioning yourself at the finish line and be unrelenting and fervent in racing towards that finish line. Undue preoccupation and fixation with the how's, whens, and what ifs will not only derail and further distance you from your destination, but will also feed your mind with those fatal seeds of doubt that make failure inevitable"~ Awaken and Unleash your Victor
- Ogor Winnie Okoye

2. fixation

noun. ['fɪkˈseɪʃən'] an unhealthy and compulsive preoccupation with something or someone.

Synonyms

  • preoccupation

Antonyms

  • normal
  • abnormal

Etymology

  • fixation (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. fixation

noun. ['fɪkˈseɪʃən'] the activity of fastening something firmly in position.

Synonyms

  • attachment

Antonyms

  • normalcy
  • condition

Etymology

  • fixation (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. fixation

noun. ['fɪkˈseɪʃən'] an abnormal state in which development has stopped prematurely.

Synonyms

  • abnormalcy
  • infantile fixation
  • regression
  • arrested development

Antonyms

  • status
  • conformance
  • conformity
  • relative quantity

Etymology

  • fixation (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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