from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To invest emotional energy in (a person, object or idea).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To focus one's emotional energies on something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. to inject with libidinal energy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. inject with libidinal energy


Back-formation from cathexis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from cathexis and cathectic. (Wiktionary)



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