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anticathexis

[ an-tee-kuh-thek-sis, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti kəˈθɛk sɪs, ˌæn taɪ- /
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noun Psychoanalysis.

a change from one emotion to its opposite, as from hate to love.

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