abreaction

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n abreaction (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Abreaction (Psychotherapy) the purging of emotional tensions. See Catharsis, below.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pref. ab-, + reaction, after G. Abreagirung,