hy·​per·​ca·​thex·​is -kə-ˈthek-səs, -ka- How to pronounce hypercathexis (audio)
plural hypercathexes -ˌsēz How to pronounce hypercathexis (audio)
: excessive concentration of desire upon a particular object

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“Hypercathexis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypercathexis. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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