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  • adj. Of or pertaining to emotional energy, or which has emotional energy focused on it.

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  • adj. of or pertaining to cathexis; invested with mental or emotional energy.

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  • adj. of or relating to cathexis


Ancient Greek καθεκτικός (cathecticos, capable of retaining). (Wiktionary)


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  • "Dallington's story had satisfied both Lenox and Jenkins as to the motivation of the brother and the sister, a long cathectic hatred of Queen Victoria, bred into the bone by their ancestors and their father, and flourishing, perhaps, without the soft guidance of a mother."
    An Old Betrayal by Charles Finch, p 266

    March 4, 2014