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abreaction
n. release of a repressed emotion (Psychology)

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Abreaction
Abreaction is a psychoanalytical term for reliving an experience to purge it of its emotional excesses—a type of catharsis. Sometimes it is a method of becoming conscious of repressed traumatic events.

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abreaction

Noun
1. (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
(synonym) catharsis, katharsis
(hypernym) purge, purging
(derivation) abreact
(classification) psychoanalysis, analysis, depth psychology


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abréaction
nf. abreaction, release of a repressed emotion (Psychology)

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noun
(in psychology) treatment of a neurotic patient by making him think again about past bad experiences



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