Definition of Acathexis

1. Noun. (psychoanalysis) a lack of cathexis; a condition in which significant objects or memories arouse no emotion in an individual.

Category relationships: Analysis, Depth Psychology, Psychoanalysis
Generic synonyms: Libidinal Energy



Definition of Acathexis

1. Noun. (pathology) The loss of the ability to respond emotionally ¹

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Medical Definition of Acathexis

1. Rarely used term for a mental disorder in which certain objects or ideas fail to arouse an emotional response in the individual. Origin: G. A-priv. + kathexis, retention (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Acathexis

acatalasemia
acatalasemias
acatalasia
acatalectic
acatalectics
acatalepsy
acataleptic
acataleptics
acatamathesia
acataphasia
acater
acaters
acates
acathectic
acathexia
acathexis (current term)
acathisia
acatour
acatours
acaudal
acaudate
acaulescent
acauline
acaulose
acaulous
acault
acaults
acausal
acausality
acausally

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