acathexis


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ac·a·thex·is

(ak-ă-thek'sis),
Older but historically important term for a mental disorder in which certain objects or ideas fail to arouse an emotional response in the person.
[G. a- priv. + kathexis, retention]

acathexis

(ā″kă-thek′sis) [ a- + cathexis]
In psychoanalysis, a lack of emotion toward something that is unconsciously important to the individual.