cathectic

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ca·thect

 (kə-thĕkt′, kă-)
tr.v. ca·thect·ed, ca·thect·ing, ca·thects
To invest emotional energy in (a person, object, or idea).

[Back-formation from cathexis.]

ca·thec′tic adj.

cathectic

(kəˈθɛktɪk)
adj
(Psychoanalysis) of or relating to cathexis
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Adj.1.cathectic - of or relating to cathexis
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"