catharsis Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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catharsisnoun [C or U]

uk   /kəˈθɑː.sɪs/  us   /-ˈθɑːr-/ (plural catharses uk   /-siːz/ us   )
the ​process of ​releasingstrongemotions through a ​particularactivity or ​experience, such as writing or ​theatre, in a way that ​helps you to ​understand those ​emotions
cathartic
adjective uk   us   /-tɪk/
a cathartic experience
(Definition of catharsis from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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catharsisnoun [C/U]

 us   /kəˈθɑr·sɪs/ (plural catharses  /kəˈθɑrˌsiz/ )
the ​experience of ​expressingstrongemotions that ​previously were ​blocked: [C] It’s the director’s ​hope that Germans who ​see his ​movie will go through a catharsis ​similar to his own.
cathartic
adjective  us   /kəˈθɑr·t̬ɪk/
a cathartic ​experience
(Definition of catharsis from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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