abreact

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Etymology[edit]

Partial translation of German abreagieren, from ab (away from, off, down from) + reagieren (to react).[1]

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abreact (third-person singular simple present abreacts, present participle abreacting, simple past and past participle abreacted)

  1. (transitive, psychoanalysis) To eliminate previously repressed emotions by reliving past experiences. [First attested in the early 20th century.][2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ R:Webster NCD 1974
  2. ^ “abreact” in Lesley Brown, editor, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 8.

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