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Definition of Cathartic

Cathartic

  1. Alt. of Catharical
  2. A medicine that promotes alvine discharges; a purge; a purgative of moderate activity.

Cathartic Quotations

Comedy can be a cathartic way to deal with personal trauma.
Robin Williams

Live interaction with a crowd is a cathartic, spiritual kind of exchange, and it's intensified at a festival.
Trent Reznor

So if you're on the motorcycle, on the track you're not thinking at all about what's happening next week or tomorrow or anything. You're literally thinking about the turn you're setting up and there's something about that I find very cathartic and meditative.
Dax Shepard

Why is the public so interested in movies about the wealthy? My answer is that Shakespeare wrote about kings. That's where the action is. And it's the classic, cathartic thing. You get to indulge in a lifestyle you're not part of, a tragic error leads to a downfall, and you get to say, 'Thank God I'm not him.'
Nicholas Jarecki

I don't know where the idea originated that memoir writing is cathartic. For me, it's always felt like playing my own neurosurgeon, sans anesthesia. As a memoirist, you have to crack your head open and examine every uncomfortable thing in there.
Koren Zailckas
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Cathartic Translations

cathartic in French is abstergent
cathartic in Italian is lustrale
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