from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To release (repressed emotions) by acting out, as in words, behavior, or the imagination, the situation causing the conflict.
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- v. discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization
Translation of German abreagieren : ab-, away + reagieren, to react.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German abreagieren, from ab ("away from, off, down from") + reagieren ("to react") (Wiktionary)