Definition of cathectic in English:
Of or relating to cathexis.
- Both neo-colonial and advanced capitalist/colonial states organize and reinforce a cathectic structure based in sexual difference, which they enforce through a variety of means, including legislation.
- Indeed, it requires a ‘great expense of time and cathectic energy’ during which ‘the existence of the lost object is psychically prolonged.’
- By October 1977 when the paintings were first exhibited, their cathectic energy had become exhausted - so much so that the presence of these extraordinary pictures was no longer regarded a necessity in Germany.
1920s: from Greek kathektikos 'capable of holding'.
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