abreact

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EtymologyEdit

Partial translation of German abreagieren, from ab ‎(away from, off, down from) + reagieren ‎(to react).[1]

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abreact ‎(third-person singular simple present abreacts, present participle abreacting, simple past and past participle abreacted)

  1. (transitive, psychoanalysis) To eliminate previously repressed emotions by reliving past experiences. [First attested in the early 20th century.][2]

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  1. ^ R:Webster NCD 1974
  2. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 8

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