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

  • 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 .
  • And the katharsis fades in the warm .

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