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cathartic (noun)

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  • cathartic — I. adjective Etymology: Late Latin or Greek; Late Latin catharticus, from Greek kathartikos, from kathairein Date: 1612 of, relating to, or producing catharsis < cathartic drugs > < a cathartic experience > • cathartically adverb II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cathartic — catharsis ► NOUN ▪ the release of pent up emotions, for example through drama. DERIVATIVES cathartic adjective & noun. ORIGIN Greek katharsis, from kathairein cleanse …   English terms dictionary

  • cathartic — 1. adjective a) purgative; inducing catharsis b) That releases emotional tension, especially after an overwhelming experience 2. noun A …   Wiktionary

  • cathartic — /kəˈθatɪk/ (say kuh thahtik) adjective 1. Also, cathartical. inducing catharsis. 2. evacuating the bowels; purgative. –noun 3. a purgative. {Latin catharticus, from Greek kathartikos fit for cleansing, purgative} …  

  • saline — /ˈseɪlaɪn / (say sayluyn), / lin/ (say leen) adjective 1. salty or salt like; containing or tasting like common table salt: a saline solution. 2. of or relating to a chemical salt, of sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc., as used as a cathartic.… …  

  • eccoprotic — /ek ō protˈik/ adjective Laxative, mildly cathartic noun A laxative ORIGIN: Gr ekkoprōtikos, from ek out of, and kopros dung …   Useful english dictionary

  • katharsis — noun 1. (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions • Syn: ↑catharsis, ↑abreaction • Derivationally related forms: ↑abreact (for: ↑abreaction), ↑cathartic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Seidlitz powders — noun an effervescing salt containing sodium bicarbonate and Rochelle salt and tartaric acid; used as a cathartic • Syn: ↑Seidlitz powder, ↑Rochelle powder • Hypernyms: ↑purgative, ↑cathartic, ↑physic, ↑aperient * * * ˈsedlə̇ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Culver's root — noun a tall perennial herb having spikes of small white or purple flowers; common in eastern North America • Syn: ↑Culvers root, ↑Culver s physic, ↑Culvers physic, ↑whorlywort, ↑Veronicastrum virginicum • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot genus …   Useful english dictionary

  • horse cassia — noun 1. tropical American semi evergreen tree having erect racemes of pink or rose colored flowers; used as an ornamental • Syn: ↑pink shower, ↑pink shower tree, ↑Cassia grandis • Hypernyms: ↑cassia 2. East Indian tree having long pods containing …   Useful english dictionary

  • catharsis — noun (C, U) formal a way of dealing with bad or strong feelings and emotions, by expressing or experiencing them through writing, talking, drama etc cathartic /tIk/ adjective: It was actually a cathartic experience to write my autobiography …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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