DECATHEXIS

Psychoanalytic theory. The withdrawal of libido from objects in the external world. Compare caihexis.

DECATHEXIS: "Decathexis involves taking the sexuality away from an object that is not a person."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DECATHEXIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/decathexis/ (accessed September 25, 2020).
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