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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

    Synonyms:
    physic, purgative, aperient

    Antonyms:
    unhealthful, unemotional, costive

  2. cathartic, psychotherapeuticadjective

    emotionally purging

    Synonyms:
    evacuant, purgative, releasing, psychotherapeutic

    Antonyms:
    unemotional, costive, unhealthful

  3. cathartic, releasingadjective

    emotionally purging (of e.g. art)

    Synonyms:
    evacuant, purgative, releasing, psychotherapeutic

    Antonyms:
    unhealthful, unemotional, costive

  4. cathartic, evacuant, purgativeadjective

    strongly laxative

    Synonyms:
    evacuant, purgative, releasing, psychotherapeutic

    Antonyms:
    costive, unemotional, unhealthful

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. catharticadjective

    Synonyms:
    purgative, evacuant, abstergent, cleansing

  2. catharticnoun

    Synonyms:
    purge, purgative, physic, purgative medicine

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. catharticnoun

    Synonyms:
    purgative, physic, purge, evacuant

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How to use cathartic in a sentence?

  1. Celia Neustadt:

    I think that the trainings have been really cathartic for police officers to be able to talk about... how they want to be understood and better communicate with teenagers, the officers we're working with really want to fix this tension, just like the teenagers that we work with want to.

  2. Rooma Mehra:

    All great creativity is cathartic..hence original..

  3. Harvey Rickles:

    We felt that it provided a lot of relief. It gave us an opportunity to see her and have contact with her and share our thoughts with her, it was cathartic.

  4. Shannen Doherty:

    Putting it out there must be cathartic for her, it's her way of dealing with it, maybe that's her form of therapy.

  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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Translations for cathartic

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  • разхлаби́телен, разхлаби́телноBulgarian
  • kathartisch, abführend, Abführmittel, erlösendGerman
  • καθαρτικόGreek
  • catárticoSpanish
  • [[ulostus, ulostuslääke, laksatiivi, ulostusaineFinnish
  • cathartiqueFrench
  • hashajtó, katartikusHungarian
  • 下薬, 下剤Japanese
  • louterend, lbevrijdendDutch
  • слаби́тельный, слаби́тельноеRussian
  • renande, förlösandeSwedish
  • 瀉藥Chinese

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