from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To invest emotional energy in (a person, object or idea).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To focus one's emotional energies on something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- v. to inject with libidinal energy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. inject with libidinal energy
Back-formation from cathexis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from cathexis and cathectic. (Wiktionary)