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catharsis

noun [C or U]     /kəˈθɑː.sɪs/ US  /-ˈθɑːr-/ (plural catharses /-siːz/ )
the process of releasing strong emotions through a particular activity or experience, such as writing or theatre, which helps you to understand those emotionsCorrecting and mendingEditing and compilingScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality cathartic     /-tɪk/ adjective a cathartic experienceCorrecting and mendingEditing and compilingScience of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality
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