of or relating to catharsis.
Also, cathartical. evacuating the bowels; purgative.
Better still, Kill Your Friends, despite its 1997 setting, feels bracingly, cathartically, of the moment.
The Sound of Violence Taylor Antrim February 16, 2009
a purgative drug or agent
1610s, of medicines, from Latin catharticus, from Greek kathartikos “fit for cleansing, purgative,” from katharsis “purging, cleansing” (see catharsis). General sense is from 1670s. Related: Cathartical.
cathartic ca·thar·tic (kə-thär’tĭk)
Inducing catharsis; purgative. n.
An agent for purging the bowels, especially a laxative.
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to invest emotion or feeling in (an idea, object, or another person). adj. 1936, psychoanalysis jargon, back-formation from cathectic (1927), from Greek kathektikos, from kathexis (see cathexis).
the investment of emotional significance in an activity, object, or idea. the charge of psychic energy so invested. adjective of or relating to cathexis noun (pl) -thexes (-ˈθɛksiːz) (psychoanal) concentration of psychic energy on a single goal n. 1922, from Latinized form of Greek kathexis “holding, retention,” from PIE root *segh- “to hold” (see scheme […]
the seat or throne of a bishop in the principal church of a diocese. an official chair, as of a professor in a university. an ancient Roman chair used by women, having an inclined, curved back and curved legs flaring outward: the Roman copy of the Greek klismos. Historical Examples In this spot, near the […]