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  • cathartic cathartic  /kə ˈθɑr tɪk/ ?  emotionally purging

    cathartic meaning(s) 

    1. (adj) emotionally purging
    2. (adj) emotionally purging (of e.g. art)
    3. (n) a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels
    4. (adj) strongly laxative

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    cathartic usage(s)

    1. A new study has found that it was likely that crying in front of one person would produce a more accentuated cathartic effect than doing in front of a larger group.
    2. Official commemoration of those who lost their lives in 9/11 was a cathartic experience for the people of New York.
  • cathartid cathartid  large birds of prey superficially similar to Old World vultures
  • cathartidae cathartidae  condors; turkey buzzards; king vultures
  • cathay cathay  /kæ ˈθeɪ/ ?  a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most…
  • cathaya cathaya  Chinese evergreen conifer discovered in 1955; not yet cultivated elsewhere
  • cathect cathect  inject with libidinal energy
  • cathectic cathectic  of or relating to cathexis
  • cathedra cathedra  /kə ˈθi drə/ ?  a throne that is the official chair of a bishop
  • cathedral cathedral  /kə ˈθid rəl/ ?  any large and important church
  • cather cather  /ˈkæ ðər/ ?  United States writer who wrote about frontier life (1873-1947)
  • catherine catherine  /ˈkæ θə rən/ ?  first wife of Henry VIII; Henry VIII's divorce from her was the…
  • catherine de medicis catherine de medicis  queen of France as the wife of Henry II and regent during the…
  • catherine howard catherine howard  Queen of England as the fifth wife of Henry VIII who was accused of…
  • catherine i catherine i  empress of Russia who succeeded her husband Peter the Great (1684-1727)
  • catherine ii catherine ii  empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the empire (1729-1796)
  • catherine of aragon catherine of aragon  first wife of Henry VIII; Henry VIII's divorce from her was the…
  • catherine parr catherine parr  Queen of England as the 6th wife of Henry VIII (1512-1548)
  • catherine the great catherine the great  empress of Russia who greatly increased the territory of the…
  • catherine wheel catherine wheel  a circular firework that spins round and round emitting colored fire
  • catheter catheter  /ˈkæ θə tər/ ?  a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction…
  • catheterisation catheterisation  the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
  • catheterise catheterise  insert a catheter into (a body part)
  • catheterization catheterization  the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
  • catheterize catheterize  insert a catheter into (a body part)
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