cathect
cathect cathect v. to inject with libidinal energy. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cathect — [ka thekt′] vt. [see CATHEXIS] Psychoanalysis to concentrate psychic energy on (some particular person, thing, or idea) cathectic adj …   English World dictionary

  • cathect — transitive verb Etymology: back formation from cathectic Date: 1925 to invest with mental or emotional energy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cathect — /keuh thekt , ka /, v.t. Psychoanal. to invest emotion or feeling in (an idea, object, or another person). [1930 35; back formation from cathectic relating to CATHEXIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cathect — verb To focus ones emotional energies on something …   Wiktionary

  • cathect — ca·thect kə thekt, ka vt to invest with mental or emotional energy …   Medical dictionary

  • cathect — v. (Psychoanalysis) invest emotional or mental energy in another person or idea or an object …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cathect — ca·thect …   English syllables

  • cathect — ca•thect [[t]kəˈθɛkt, kæ [/t]] v. t. Psychoanal. psi to invest emotion or feeling in (an idea, object, or another person) • Etymology: 1930–35; back formation from cathectic relating to cathexis ca•thec′tic, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • cathect — verb inject with libidinal energy • Hypernyms: ↑stimulate, ↑arouse, ↑brace, ↑energize, ↑energise, ↑perk up • Verb Frames: Something s somebody …   Useful english dictionary

  • cathectic — See cathect. * * * …   Universalium

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