psychic energy

noun
an actuating force or factor
Syn: ↑mental energy
Hypernyms: ↑motivation, ↑motive, ↑need
Hyponyms: ↑incitement, ↑incitation, ↑provocation, ↑libidinal energy

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Psychoanal.
according to Freud, the force that lies behind all mental processes, having its basic source as the id.
[1920-25]

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