[ US /kəˈθɑɹsəs/ ]
[ UK /kæθˈɑːsɪs/ ]
  1. (psychoanalysis) purging of emotional tensions
  2. purging the body by the use of a cathartic to stimulate evacuation of the bowels
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How To Use catharsis In A Sentence

  • The showing of Anatomy of Pain on television was seen as poignant and revealing, a sort of purgation, catharsis.
  • But in all cases the cure is effected essentially by a kind of catharsis or purgation - a release of the pent-up psychic energy, the constriction of which was the basic cause of the neurotic illness.
  • For the fans, this dance provides catharsis and releases pent-up energy.
  • This is added to adequate nutrition, but also play a role catharsis.
  • A catharsis of sorts rekindles, intoning archaic dreams Another View Of A Grand One
  • The film's final half-hour is a curiosity, and not a successful one - a prolonged, needless epilogue which force-feeds us a catharsis that feels as false as it is extraneous to an otherwise fine story.
  • He really enjoys himself when he can mentally terrorize his audience, shocking them to a catharsis.
  • It's a form of catharsis that by mortifying flesh you will actually develop your spiritual side.
  • The families are so caught up in an illogical belief in the emotional catharsis of execution that they remain in a state of suspended animation for years at a time.
  • Avatar delivers everything that a great story needs: conflict (s) that we get invested in; characters whom we care about and who develop and change because of what they experience; a world that fascinates and awes us; and catharsis, catharsis, catharsis. Will You Go See Avatar?
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