Cassandra (cherrybomb85) wrote,

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My new fav word - Catharsis

catharsis (k-thrss)
n. pl. catharses (-sz)
Medicine. Purgation, especially for the digestive system.
A purifying or figurative cleansing of the emotions, especially pity and fear, described by Aristotle as an effect of tragic drama on its audience.
A release of emotional tension, as after an overwhelming experience, that restores or refreshes the spirit.
A technique used to relieve tension and anxiety by bringing repressed feelings and fears to consciousness.
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