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Definition 1: (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object - [noun denoting motive]

Samples where cathexis or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge

Synonyms for cathexis in the sense of this definition

(cathexis is a kind of ...) (psychoanalysis) psychic energy produced by the libido

(cathexis belongs to category ...) a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud

"his physician recommended psychoanalysis"

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