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abreact

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

1910–15; ab- + react, on the model of German abreagieren
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British Dictionary definitions for abreact

abreact

verb
  1. (tr) psychoanal to alleviate (emotional tension) through abreaction
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abreact in Medicine

abreact

(ăb′rē-ăkt)
v.
  1. To release repressed emotions by acting out the situation causing the conflict, as in words, behavior, or the imagination.
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Related formsab′re•action n.
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