cathartic

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From Ancient Greek κάθαρσις (kátharsis, cleansing, purification)

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cathartic (comparative more cathartic, superlative most cathartic)

  1. purgative; inducing catharsis
  2. That releases emotional tension, especially after an overwhelming experience

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cathartic (plural cathartics)

  1. A laxative

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