decathect

decathect
decathexis /dee'keuh thek"sis/, n.
/dee'keuh thekt"/, v.t.
to withdraw one's feelings of attachment from (a person, idea, or object), as in anticipation of a future loss: He decathected from her in order to cope with her impending death.
[DE- + CATHECT]

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  • decathect — decathexis /dee keuh thek sis/, n. /dee keuh thekt /, v.t. to withdraw one s feelings of attachment from (a person, idea, or object), as in anticipation of a future loss: He decathected from her in order to cope with her impending death. [DE +… …   Useful english dictionary

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