- catharsis (n.)
- 1803, "bodily purging," from Latinized form of Greek katharsis "purging, cleansing," from stem of kathairein "to purify, purge," from katharos "pure, clear of dirt, clean, spotless; open, free; clear of shame or guilt; purified" (with most of the extended senses now found in Modern English clear, clean, pure), which is of unknown origin. Originally medical in English; of emotions from 1872; psychotherapy sense first recorded 1909, in Brill's translation of Freud.
- 1. Those things the Greeks called catharsis the sharing of pity and terror and joy with all.
- 2. He wrote out his rage and bewilderment, which gradually became a form of catharsis leading to understanding.
- 3. Liquidations and closedowns are the healthy catharsis of an efficient market.
- 4. They an intellectual epiphany and think they've experienced catharsis.
- 5. Salesman: Child, what do you buy catharsis spirit to work to use?
- 售货员: 小朋友, 你买洗涤灵干什么用 啊 ?
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