anticathexis

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anticathexis

 [an″tĭ-kah-thek´sis]
in psychoanalysis, the energy required for the ego to maintain repression of unacceptable ideas and impulses.

an·ti·ca·thex·is

(an'tē-kă-thek'sis),
In psychoanalysis, the shifting of an emotional charge to an impulse or action of an opposite character; for example, unconscious hatred expressed as conscious love.
Synonym(s): counterinvestment
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