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catharsisnoun [C or U]

uk   /kəˈθɑː.sɪs/ us   /kəˈθɑːr.sɪs/ plural catharses uk   /-siːz/ us  
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catharsisnoun [C/U]

us   /kəˈθɑr·sɪs/ plural catharses /kəˈθɑrˌsiz/
the experience of expressing strong emotions 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.
adjective us   /kəˈθɑr·t̬ɪk/
a cathartic experience
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