Translation of fixation in Spanish:

fixation

Pronunciation: /fɪkˈseɪʃən/

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable (obsession) obsesión (feminine), fijación (feminine)
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    • A colleague of mine is forever marvelling at the methodical way in which I flip over my rotating calendar each morning, not recognising in the gesture my complete fixation with time.
    • The first to die, of course, are the young people, paying in blood for their generation's fixation with communication.
    • He said it could have been a blurring between his feelings about women and fixation with celebrities.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (of nitrogen) [Botany/Botánica] [Chemistry/Química] fijación (feminine)
    More example sentences
    • Carbon dioxide fixation and light absorption takes place in the plant shoot parts, mostly leaf blades.
    • Industrial fixation of nitrogen for fertilizer and other human activities has more than doubled the rates of terrestrial fixation of gaseous nitrogen into biologically available forms.
    • These grass species carry out C4 photosynthesis, an important adaptation that increases the efficiency of CO 2 fixation in plants.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.