abreact

abreact

[ab-ree-akt]
verb (used with object) Psychoanalysis.
to remove by abreaction.

Origin:
1910–15; ab- + react, on the model of German abreagieren

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abreact (ˌæbrɪˈækt)
 
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(tr) psychoanal to alleviate (emotional tension) through abreaction

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abreact ab·re·act (āb'rē-ākt')
v. ab·re·act·ed, ab·re·act·ing, ab·re·acts
To release repressed emotions by acting out the situation causing the conflict, as in words, behavior, or the imagination.


ab're·ac'tion n.
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