Catharsis

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ca*thar"sis
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  1. A natural or artificial purgation of any passage, as of the mouth, bowels, etc.
  2. [Psychotherapy] The process of relieving an abnormal excitement by reëstablishing the association of the emotion with the memory or idea of the event that first caused it, and of eliminating it by complete expression (called the abreaction).

Etymology: NL., fr. Gr. �. See Cathartic

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  1. (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
  2. Purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
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From Ancient Greek κάθαρσις (kátharsis, “cleansing, purging”), from καθαίρω (kathaírō, “I cleanse”). Coined in the dramatic-emotional sense by Aristotle.

  1. (drama) A release of emotional tension after an overwhelming vicarious experience, resulting in the purging or purification of the emotions, as through watching a dramatic production (especially a tragedy).
  2. Any release of emotional tension to the same effect, more widely.
  3. A purification or cleansing, especially emotional.
  4. (psychology) A therapeutic technique to relieve tension by re-establishing the association of an emotion with the memory or idea of the event that first caused it, and then eliminating it by complete expression (called the abreaction).
  5. (medicine) Purging of the digestive system.

Notable Persons Named Catharsis

Catharsis was born on March 31st, 1990 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Catharsis

Catharsis was born on March 31st, 1990 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

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Past life for Catharsis born Jun 19, 1940

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of USA South-Central approximately on 1450. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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