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introjection


in·tro·ject  (ntr-jkt)
tr.v.
To incorporate (characteristics of a person or object) into ones own psyche unconsciously.

[Back-formation from introjection, from German Introjektion : Latin intr-, intro- + Latin -iecti, -iectin-, throwing (from iactus, past participle of iacere, to throw; see inject).]

intro·jection n.
introjection

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