(fks*"shn), n. [Cf. F. fixation.] 1. The act of fixing, or the state of being fixed.
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An unalterable fixation of resolution.
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To light, created in the first day, God gave no proper place or fixation.
Sir W. Raleigh.
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Marked stiffness or absolute fixation of a joint.
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A fixation and confinement of thought to a few objects.
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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.
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3. The act or process of ceasing to be fluid and becoming firm. Glanvill.
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4. A state of resistance to evaporation or volatilization by heat; -- said of metals. Bacon.
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