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Acathexis

Definition of the noun acathexis

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noun - plural: -

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

Explanation

Acathexis is a psychoanalytic term for a lack of emotional response to significant memories or actual interactions, where such a response would normally be expected.

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Psychology (2002)

by Raymond J. Corsini

See ACATHEXIS. acathexis 1 . In psychoanalysis. the ahsence of feeling ordinarily associated with emotionally charged ideas Ifor example.

Google previewDictionary Of The Social Sciences (1996)

by Hugo F. Reading

see also acathexis. caioptromancy divination by means of a mirror. catoptromantic ...

Google previewWord Parts Dictionary (2000)

Standard and Reverse Listings of Prefixes, Suffixes, Roots and Combining Forms, 2d ed. by Michael J. Sheehan

base retention (acathexis, hypercathexis) cathis- [Gr. cathizein, to sit] base sit; seat (cathisma, cathismata) catoptro- [Gr. katoptron, mirror] comb mirror (catoptrics, catoptromantic) caudo- [L. cauda, ...

Google previewMacmillan Dictionary of Psychology (1991)

by Stuart Sutherland

acathexis. (Psychoanalysis) Failure to feel emotion on experiencing something that should have emotional significance. An acathisia. alternative AKATHISIA. spelling for accelerated interaction.

Google previewConcise Pocket Medical Dictionary (2015)

by UN Panda

Acathexis A mental disorder in which certain objects or ideas fail to arouse an emotional response in the individual. Accident A sudden unexpected eventor injury occurring without omenor forewarning or developing in the course of a disease.

Google previewDICTIONARY OF MEDICAL TERMS,6th ed. (2012)

acathectic acathexis (ék'e-thék'sis) N. abnormal psychological condition in which objects, thoughts, and memories that ordinarily have great significance to an individual ...

Google previewDorland's Illustrated Medical Dictionary (2011)

by Dorland

acathexis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Accupril.

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Scrabble value of A1C3A1T1H4E1X8I1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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