n. desire amounting to mania for an object.

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  • hypercathexis — hy·per·cathexis …   English syllables

  • hypercathexis — “+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from hyper + cathexis : excessive concentration of desire upon a particular object …   Useful english dictionary

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