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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The act or process of removing strong or violent emotions by expressing them through writing, talking, acting etc. Relieving of emotional tensions by bringing them to consciousness.

Usage examples (39)
  • They felt they had an emotional catharsis after they spoke of the disaster.
  • The term catharsis has been used for centuries as a medical term meaning a
  • You saw them disagreeing even on whether we can use the -- the term catharsis here.
  • The ancient Greeks used the term catharsis for the cleansing of both the body by medicine and the soul by art. for more
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