Thursday, January 5, 2017

Cathartic

ca·thar·tic \kə-ˈthär-tik\  adjective

:  of, relating to, or producing catharsis
<cathartic drugs> <a cathartic experience>

Origin

Early 17th century (in medical use): via late Latin from Greek kathartikos, from katharsis ‘cleansing’ (see catharsis).
catharsisnoun
the process of releasing strong emotions through a particular activity or experience, such as writing or theatre, in a way that helps you to understand those emotions

(source: dictionaries)

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