noun, plural ca·thex·es [kuh-thek-seez]. /kəˈθɛk siz/. Psychoanalysis.
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of cathexis
OTHER WORDS FROM cathexisca·thec·tic [kuh-thek-tik], /kəˈθɛk tɪk/, adjective
Words nearby cathexis
Example sentences from the Web for cathexis
Drooling over such luxury was supposed to result in a cathexis of the Ralph Lauren label.
In the other case the object is retained, and there is a hyper-cathexis of it by the ego and at the ego's expense.
Is it quite certain that identification presupposes that object-cathexis has been given up?