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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. purging of emotional tensions; -- usually spelled catharsis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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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