Medical Dictionary


noun an·ti·ca·thex·is \-kə-ˈthek-səs, -ka-\
plural an·ti·ca·thex·es \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of ANTICATHEXIS

:  the transfer of mental or emotional energy from an impulse to one of an opposite kind <fear of suffocation may be expressed by way of anticathexis in the words free to breathe>


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