Abreaction meaning

abrēak′shən
The release of emotions as the result of recalling or reliving a traumatic, repressed experience with which they are associated.
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(psychoanalysis) The re-living of an experience with a view to purging its emotional dross. [First attested in the early 20th century.]
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Origin of abreaction

  • Partial translation of German Abreagierung, from ab (“away from”) + Reagierung (“reaction”).

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