What does abreaction mean?

Definitions for abreactionˌæb riˈæk ʃən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. catharsis, katharsis, abreaction(noun)

    (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions


  1. abreaction(Noun)

    The re-living of an experience with a view to purging its emotional dross.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Abreaction

    A process in psychotherapy in which the patient is "desensitized" to emotionally painful, often forgotten (repressed) memories by recalling and reacting to them in the "safety" of the treatment setting.

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Anagrams for abreaction »

  1. aerobactin

  2. acerbation


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of abreaction in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of abreaction in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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