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Synonyms for cathartic
kəˈθɑr tɪkcathar·tic

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  1. purgative, cathartic, physic, aperientadjective

    a purging medicine; stimulates evacuation of the bowels

    physic, purgative, aperient

    unhealthful, unemotional, costive

  2. cathartic, psychotherapeuticadjective

    emotionally purging

    evacuant, purgative, releasing, psychotherapeutic

    unemotional, costive, unhealthful

  3. cathartic, releasingadjective

    emotionally purging (of e.g. art)

    evacuant, purgative, releasing, psychotherapeutic

    unhealthful, unemotional, costive

  4. cathartic, evacuant, purgativeadjective

    strongly laxative

    evacuant, purgative, releasing, psychotherapeutic

    costive, unemotional, unhealthful

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  1. catharticadjective

    purgative, evacuant, abstergent, cleansing

  2. catharticnoun

    purge, purgative, physic, purgative medicine

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. catharticnoun

    purgative, physic, purge, evacuant

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  1. David Pilgrim:

    Compassion is not pity, not even empathetic pity. There is arrogance and haughty pride in pitying others. Compassion is when we are confronted with another’s suffering and we suffer with them. Their pain is ours. We are motivated to relieve their suffering. When we feel true compassion we help those who suffer, not as a cathartic release, but because it breaks our heart that they are hurting. I have not always known or believed these things, but I am thankful that I do now.

  2. Josh Blaylock:

    Some of the stories are really sweet ; some are completely absurd and satirical ; some are cathartic and venting.

  3. Kerri Kasem:

    The media only focuses on a celebrity's last name, but there are many people out there who ca n’t see their loved ones because they’re being taken advantage of. There needs to be consequences … This podcast was so cathartic, not only for me but for my family, friends and co-workers who participated. They loved my dad and wanted the truth out there as much as I do … This is a horrifying story, but it’s also going to wake people up.

  4. Shannon Watts:

    We're on the cusp of the cathartic moment in Congress we've been waiting for for a generation.

  5. Sam Rounseville:

    His story is a 76-year-old story of two things. One is fighting PTSD. He had it in the worst way. And the other thing is survivor's guilt. And those two things have shadowed him throughout his life, it is very cathartic for him.

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  • разхлаби́телно, разхлаби́теленBulgarian
  • kathartisch, erlösend, abführend, AbführmittelGerman
  • καθαρτικόGreek
  • catárticoSpanish
  • ulostusaine, [[ulostus, ulostuslääke, laksatiiviFinnish
  • cathartiqueFrench
  • katartikus, hashajtóHungarian
  • 下剤, 下薬Japanese
  • louterend, lbevrijdendDutch
  • слаби́тельное, слаби́тельныйRussian
  • förlösande, renandeSwedish
  • 瀉藥Chinese

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