Friday, 8 November 2013

Entry: catexic (adj.)

In context: "...Joelle is surrounded by catexic newcomers crossing and uncrossing their legs every few seconds and sniffing compulsively and looking like they're wearing everything they own."

Definition: Bit of a hunt for this one.  My best guess is this is an inflection of cachexy (n.)... ?  

‘A depraved condition of the body, in which nutrition is everywhere defective.’ New Sydenham Soc. Lexicon

 b. A depraved habit of mind or feeling. 

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SNOOT score:  1
 
Page: 707

Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

3 comments:

  1. It's from Cathexis - the concentration of the mind and libido on a single object.

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    1. then wouldn't it be cathexic?

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    2. Being they are at a CA meeting I agree with the DJ definition.

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