katharsis

Definitions of katharsis
  1. noun
    (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
    synonyms: abreaction, catharsis
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    type of:
    purge, purging
    an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
  2. noun
    purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
    synonyms: catharsis, purgation
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    type of:
    purge, purging
    an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
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