Definition of Abreaction in English :

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Abreaction meaning in English

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1. abreaction, catharsis, katharsis

(psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

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the release and expression of emotional tension associated with repressed ideas by bringing those ideas into consciousness

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noun Psychoanalysis
the release of emotions as the result of recalling or reliving a traumatic, repressed experience with which they are associated
see also catharsis

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tr.v. ab·re·act·ed, ab·re·act·ing, ab·re·acts
In psychoanalytic theory, to release (repressed emotions) by intentionally recounting, acting out, or remembering the trauma causing the conflict.

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