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decathect

[dee-kuh-thekt] /ˌdi kəˈθɛkt/
verb (used with object)
1.
to withdraw one's feelings of attachment from (a person, idea, or object), as in anticipation of a future loss:
He decathected from her in order to cope with her impending death.
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decathexis
[dee-kuh-thek-sis] /ˌdi kəˈθɛk sɪs/ (Show IPA),
noun
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