cathexis definition

  • noun:
    • Concentration of mental power on an object or concept.
    • the concentration of libido or psychological energy on a single object or idea
    • the process of spending psychological, psychological, or libidinal power or significance in an object, individual, or idea.
    • the emotional or libidinal energy invested in an object, individual, or concept.
    • (psychoanalysis) the libidinal power dedicated to some idea or person or object

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