cathexis

Definitions:

  • Concentration of emotional energy on an object or idea.
  • the process of investing mental, emotional, or libidinal energy or significance in an object, person, or idea.
  • the emotional or libidinal energy invested in an object, person, or idea.
  • the <xref>concentration</xref> of <xref>libido</xref> or <xref>emotional</xref> <xref>energy</xref> on a single object or idea
  • (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object
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