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English noun: katharsis

1. katharsis (act) purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels

Synonymscatharsis, purgation

Broader (hypernym)purge, purging

2. katharsis (act) (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

Synonymsabreaction, catharsis

Broader (hypernym)purge, purging

Domain categoryanalysis, depth psychology, psychoanalysis

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