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  • noun abreaction the release and expression of emotional tension associated with repressed ideas by bringing those ideas into consciousness 3
  • noun abreaction the release of emotions as the result of recalling or reliving a traumatic, repressed experience with which they are associated 3
  • noun abreaction The expression and consequent release of a previously repressed emotion, achieved through reliving the experience that caused it (typically through hypnosis or suggestion). 1
  • noun abreaction release of emotional tension achieved through recalling a repressed traumatic experience. 1
  • noun abreaction (psychoanalysis) The re-living of an experience with a view to purging its emotional dross. 0
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