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of, relating to, or tending to eliminate

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Titration approach to accessing traumatic material and working with it cathartically. Titration allows for "dipping into" it and out again, gradually.
People with anger difficulties frequently have these difficulties because they bottle up other emotions until they are violently and cathartically released.
This comparison captures the tense emotions in Bisong which cathartically explodes in the re-union with his mother.
They like women who enjoy male freedoms and opportunities, like Donata in Daughter of Venice, and cathartically beat them at their own game, like Alan/ Manna in Manna.
This fear is usually cathartically resolved through the baby's safe delivery.
As a pacifist who likes action movies, I had always thought there must be many people like myself who would not literally emulate the behavior of the characters in those films, but who find them cathartically useful as a liminal exercise which allows us to question and reflect on values, as well as have some healthy emotional discharge.
The seemingly irreconcilable and perennially restless protagonists of the myth of an integrated and cathartically cleansed island come together, not at the exhausted end of a teleological odyssey nor in existential anomie, but in a placeless and timeless act of sublime (self)pardon.
was cathartically satisfying in a very direct way ...
The good news is that untangling this need not require a cathartically horrific "game," but rather the recognition that there many ways to be Jewish, and that being Israeli is only one of them and feeling a certain way about Israel only another.
The sight of a young woman's corpse exacerbates Aaron's harrowing recurrent nightmare, trigger episodes of somnambulism and ultimately open up cathartically his tragic history and the sad circumstances of his daily life which he has been trying to keep private.
After Verdict, Christie never wrote another theatre drama, possibly because she never felt the compulsion to dramatise her darkest fears again so cathartically.
(45) Cathartically, this will lead to his liberation from it, a change of heart to reciprocate that made by Olim.
cathartically release an emotional message, tone it down, revise it, or
(27) Also, to Annette, silence represents a form of isolation in which she cannot cathartically express her fears.