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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.]
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(Psychoanalysis) psychoanal the release and expression of emotional tension associated with repressed ideas by bringing those ideas into consciousness
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ab•re•ac•tion(ˌæb riˈæk ʃən)
the release of emotional tension achieved through recalling a repressed traumatic experience, esp. during psychoanalysis.
ab`re•act′, v.t. -act•ed, -act•ing.
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abreaction[ˌæbrɪˈækʃən] N (Psych) → abreacción f
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n (Psych) → Abreaktion f
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