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ab·re·act

 (ăb′rē-ăkt′)
tr.v. ab·re·act·ed, ab·re·act·ing, ab·re·acts
To release (repressed emotions) by acting out, as in words, behavior, or the imagination, the situation causing the conflict.

[Translation of German abreagieren : ab-, away + reagieren, to react.]

ab′re·ac′tion n.

abreact

(ˌæbrɪˈækt)
vb
(Psychoanalysis) (tr) to alleviate (emotional tension) through abreaction

abreact


Past participle: abreacted
Gerund: abreacting

Imperative
abreact
abreact
Present
I abreact
you abreact
he/she/it abreacts
we abreact
you abreact
they abreact
Preterite
I abreacted
you abreacted
he/she/it abreacted
we abreacted
you abreacted
they abreacted
Present Continuous
I am abreacting
you are abreacting
he/she/it is abreacting
we are abreacting
you are abreacting
they are abreacting
Present Perfect
I have abreacted
you have abreacted
he/she/it has abreacted
we have abreacted
you have abreacted
they have abreacted
Past Continuous
I was abreacting
you were abreacting
he/she/it was abreacting
we were abreacting
you were abreacting
they were abreacting
Past Perfect
I had abreacted
you had abreacted
he/she/it had abreacted
we had abreacted
you had abreacted
they had abreacted
Future
I will abreact
you will abreact
he/she/it will abreact
we will abreact
you will abreact
they will abreact
Future Perfect
I will have abreacted
you will have abreacted
he/she/it will have abreacted
we will have abreacted
you will have abreacted
they will have abreacted
Future Continuous
I will be abreacting
you will be abreacting
he/she/it will be abreacting
we will be abreacting
you will be abreacting
they will be abreacting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been abreacting
you have been abreacting
he/she/it has been abreacting
we have been abreacting
you have been abreacting
they have been abreacting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been abreacting
you will have been abreacting
he/she/it will have been abreacting
we will have been abreacting
you will have been abreacting
they will have been abreacting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been abreacting
you had been abreacting
he/she/it had been abreacting
we had been abreacting
you had been abreacting
they had been abreacting
Conditional
I would abreact
you would abreact
he/she/it would abreact
we would abreact
you would abreact
they would abreact
Past Conditional
I would have abreacted
you would have abreacted
he/she/it would have abreacted
we would have abreacted
you would have abreacted
they would have abreacted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.abreact - discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalizationabreact - discharge bad feelings or tension through verbalization
depth psychology, psychoanalysis, analysis - a set of techniques for exploring underlying motives and a method of treating various mental disorders; based on the theories of Sigmund Freud; "his physician recommended psychoanalysis"
allay, still, ease, relieve - lessen the intensity of or calm; "The news eased my conscience"; "still the fears"
Translations

abreact

vt (Psych) → abreagieren
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