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abreact

[ab-ree-akt] /ˌæb riˈækt/
verb (used with object), Psychoanalysis
1.
to remove by abreaction.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; ab- + react, on the model of German abreagieren
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British Dictionary definitions for abreact

abreact

/ˌæbrɪˈækt/
verb
1.
(transitive) (psychoanal) to alleviate (emotional tension) through abreaction
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abreact in Medicine

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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