cathectic

adjective
ca·​thec·​tic | \ kə-ˈthek-tik How to pronounce cathectic (audio) , ka- \

Definition of cathectic

: of, relating to, or invested with mental or emotional energy

First Known Use of cathectic

1927, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cathectic

New Latin cathexis

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“Cathectic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cathectic. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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cathectic

adjective
ca·​thec·​tic | \ kə-ˈthek-tik, ka- How to pronounce cathectic (audio) \

Medical Definition of cathectic

: of, relating to, or invested with mental or emotional energy

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