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cathartic

ca·thar·tic

cathartic

 
 
pronunciation:
k thar tihk
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: of or pertaining to purgation or emotional catharsis; purgative.
Confessing all these bottled-up emotions was a cathartic experience, and it gave him a measure of relief.
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part of speech: noun
definition: a purgative agent, esp. a laxative.
similar words:
purge
derivation: cathartically (adv.)