[ ab-ree-akt ]
/ ˌæb riˈækt /
verb (used with object) Psychoanalysis.
to remove by abreaction.
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British Dictionary definitions for abreact
/ (ˌæbrɪˈækt) /
(tr) psychoanal to alleviate (emotional tension) through abreaction
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Medical definitions for abreact
[ ăb′rē-ăkt′ ]
To release repressed emotions by acting out the situation causing the conflict, as in words, behavior, or the imagination.
Other words from abreactab′re•ac′tion n.
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