- cathect [ka thekt′]vt.[see CATHEXIS]Psychoanalysis to concentrate psychic energy on (some particular person, thing, or idea)cathecticadj.
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cathect — v. to inject with libidinal energy. [WordNet 1.5] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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