from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. purging of emotional tensions; -- usually spelled catharsis.
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- n. (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
- n. purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
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