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cathexis


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  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cathexis 
  n  :  (psychoanalysis)  the  libidinal  energy  invested  in  some  idea 
  or  person  or  object;  "Freud  thought  of  cathexis  as  a 
  psychic  analog  of  an  electrical  charge"  [syn:  {charge}] 




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