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Definition 1: (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for katharsis in the sense of this definition

(katharsis is a kind of ...) an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements

(katharsis belongs to category ...) a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud

"his physician recommended psychoanalysis"

Definition 2: purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for katharsis in the sense of this definition

(katharsis is a kind of ...) an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements

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