cathectic

adjective

ca·​thec·​tic kə-ˈthek-tik How to pronounce cathectic (audio)
ka-
: of, relating to, or invested with mental or emotional energy

Word History

Etymology

New Latin cathexis

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cathectic was in 1927

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Cite this Entry

“Cathectic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cathectic. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cathectic

adjective
ca·​thec·​tic kə-ˈthek-tik, ka- How to pronounce cathectic (audio)
: of, relating to, or invested with mental or emotional energy
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