Fixation


Fixation
Fixation Fix*a"tion (f[i^]ks*[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [Cf. F. fixation.] 1. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed. [1913 Webster]

An unalterable fixation of resolution. --Killingbeck. [1913 Webster]

To light, created in the first day, God gave no proper place or fixation. --Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster]

Marked stiffness or absolute fixation of a joint. --Quain. [1913 Webster]

A fixation and confinement of thought to a few objects. --Watts. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of uniting chemically with a solid substance or in a solid form; reduction to a non-volatile condition; -- said of gaseous elements. [1913 Webster]

3. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm. --Glanvill. [1913 Webster]

4. A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; -- said of metals. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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