verb (used with object) Psychoanalysis.
to remove by abreaction.
Origin of abreact
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(tr) psychoanal to alleviate (emotional tension) through abreaction
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To release repressed emotions by acting out the situation causing the conflict, as in words, behavior, or the imagination.
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