cathect

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • /kəˈθɛkt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛkt

Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from cathexis and cathectic.

Verb[edit]

cathect (third-person singular simple present cathects, present participle cathecting, simple past and past participle cathected)

  1. To focus one's emotional energies on someone or something.