cathect


ca·thect

verb \kə-ˈthekt, ka-\

Definition of CATHECT

transitive verb
:  to invest with mental or emotional energy

Origin of CATHECT

back-formation from cathectic
First Known Use: 1925

ca·thect

transitive verb \kə-ˈthekt, ka-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CATHECT

: to invest with mental or emotional energy

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