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cathect

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verb ca·thect \kə-ˈthekt, ka-\

Definition of cathect

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to invest with mental or emotional energy



Origin and Etymology of cathect

back-formation from cathectic


First Known Use: 1925


Medical Dictionary

cathect

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transitive verb ca·thect \kə-ˈthekt, ka-\

Medical Definition of cathect

  1. :  to invest with mental or emotional energy




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