abreaction

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Etymology[edit]

Partial translation of German Abreagierung, from ab (away from) + Reagierung (reaction).[1]

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Noun[edit]

abreaction (plural abreactions)

  1. (psychoanalysis) The re-living of an experience with a view to purging its emotional dross. [First attested in the early 20th century.][2]

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  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 5
  2. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8

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