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  • verb Present participle of act out.

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  • noun a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult
  • noun (psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words); considered to be healthy and therapeutic

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