katharsis katharsis

Definition(s):

  1. (n) purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
  2. (n) (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions

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Usage(s):

  1. Aristotle's famous theory of dramatic katharsis, according to which men are supposed to purge themselves of dismal emotions by witnessing the enactment of tragedies still more .
  2. And the katharsis fades in the warm .

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