Decathect- Word of the day
to detach yourself emotionally from a person or thing, especially one that you think you’re going to lose, such as a loved one who is dying.
Decathect originates from a combination of the Latin prefix de- meaning an undoing or removal, and the Greek term kathek meaning “to keep, hold on to.” It was originally used by Freud in the 1930s.
- He decided to decathect from his mother in order to cope with her impending death.
- I feel that she is screwing me, I have to decathect her.
- Leena started to decathect from her friends, as she felt they were spreading negativity about her.