abreact

(redirected from abreacted)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical.

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
References in periodicals archive ?
By mediating its strangulating affect through expression, Heart-Centred Hypnotherapy terminates the operative power of the traumatic incident which was not abreacted in the first instance.
Since these are wounds and lacerations that can no longer be abreacted by a successful work of mourning, they give rise to an interminable writing of melancholy that displaces the ontological certainty of our reality while pointing towards a better future that can only be built out of the memory traces of the past.
The story is not abreacted for Quentin through telling; instead, he experiences it as an event in endless repetition.