from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To incorporate (characteristics of a person or object) into one's own psyche unconsciously.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To unconsciously incorporate into one's psyche.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (psychoanalysis) parental figures (and their values) that you introjected as a child; the voice of conscience is usually a parent's voice internalized
  • v. incorporate (attitudes or ideas) into one's personality unconsciously


Back-formation from introjection, from German Introjektion : Latin intrō-, intro- + Latin -iectiō, -iectiōn-, throwing (from iactus, past participle of iacere, to throw; see inject).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From introjection. (Wiktionary)



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