catharsisnoun [ C or U ]uk /kəˈθɑː.sɪs/ us /kəˈθɑːr.sɪs/ plural catharses uk /-siːz/ us
adjective uk /kəˈθɑː.tɪk/ us /kəˈθɑːr.tɪk/
a cathartic experience
(Definition of “catharsis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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