cathect

verb ca·thect \ kə-ˈthekt , ka- \

Definition of cathect

cathected; cathecting; cathects
: to invest with mental or emotional energy

Origin and Etymology of cathect

back-formation from cathectic


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cathect

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

medical Definition of cathect

: to invest with mental or emotional energy

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