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catharsisnoun [C or U]

uk   /kəˈθɑː.sɪs/  us   /-ˈθɑːr-/ (plural catharses uk   /-siːz/ us   )
the process of releasing strong emotions through a particular activity or experience, such as writing or theatre, which helps you to understand those emotions
cathartic
adjective uk   us   /-tɪk/
a cathartic experience
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