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  • cathectic — adj. of or pertaining to cathexis; invested with mental or emotional energy. [WordNet 1.5] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cathectic — adjective Etymology: New Latin cathexis Date: 1927 of, relating to, or invested with mental or emotional energy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cathectic — adjective kəˈθɛktɪk Of or pertaining to emotional energy, or which has emotional energy focused on it …   Wiktionary

  • cathectic — Pertaining to cathexis. * * * ca·thec·tic kə thek tik, ka adj of, relating to, or invested with mental or emotional energy …   Medical dictionary

  • cathectic — [kə θɛktɪk] adjective Psychoanalysis relating to cathexis …   English new terms dictionary

  • cathectic — ca·thec·tic …   English syllables

  • cathectic — adjective of or relating to cathexis • Pertains to noun: ↑cathexis • Derivationally related forms: ↑cathexis • Topics: ↑psychoanalysis, ↑analysis, ↑depth psychology …   Useful english dictionary

  • cathectic see CATHEXIS. — cathedral n. the principal church of a diocese, containing the bishop s throne. Phrases and idioms: cathedral city a city in which there is a cathedral. Etymology: ME (as adj.) f. OF cathedral or f. LL cathedralis f. L f. Gk kathedra seat …   Useful english dictionary

  • cathexis — cathectic /keuh thek tik/, adj. /keuh thek sis/, n., pl. cathexes / thek seez/. Psychoanal. 1. the investment of emotional significance in an activity, object, or idea. 2. the charge of psychic energy so invested. [1920 25; < NL < Gk káthexis a… …   Universalium

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

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