abreact

[ab-ree-akt]

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.
Related formsab′re•action n.
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