Definition of cathartic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cathartic

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈθɑːtɪk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈθɑːrtɪk//
 
(specialist)
 
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involving the release of strong feelings as a way of providing relief from anger, suffering, etc. It was a cathartic experience.