Abreact



to remove by .
verb
(transitive) (psychoanal) to alleviate (emotional tension) through abreaction

abreact ab·re·act (āb’rē-ākt’)
v. ab·re·act·ed, ab·re·act·ing, ab·re·acts
To release repressed emotions by acting out the situation causing the conflict, as in words, behavior, or the imagination.
ab’re·ac’tion n.

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