[ kuh-thekt, ka- ]
/ kəˈθɛkt, kæ- /
verb (used with object) Psychoanalysis.
to invest emotion or feeling in (an idea, object, or another person).
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Origin of cathect
1930–35; back-formation from cathectic relating to cathexis
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