Venting his frustrations had a cathartic effect.
Talking to a therapist is a cathartic process.
The writing, he said, had been a very cathartic experience for him.
It looks like a cathartic experience, and I wish I had been able to attend.
The process of writing and singing is so cathartic, I have serious misgivings about angry artists.
Explaining my irritation about numbers being written incorrectly was a cathartic moment.
It was quite cathartic to bang a drum loudly first thing on a Monday morning!
Letting out all the garbage stored inside my brain was a cathartic exercise.
It was a cathartic experience for him.
Nevertheless in all religions, and especially in the Brahmanic and Christian, the cathartic virtue of water is enhanced by the introduction into it by means of suitable prayers and incantations of a divine or magical power.
Ablutions both of persons and things are usually cathartic, that is, intended to purge away evil influences (KaOaipa y, to make KaOapos, pure).
The bright red ovoid berries are cathartic, the whole plant is acrid and poisonous, and the bark is used medicinally.
What he did not understand was that she found his music to be cathartic.
in height; its inner bark yields an extractive, juglandin, given as an hepatic stimulant and cathartic in doses of 2-5 grains.
There is hardly any increase in the intestinal secretion, the drug being emphatically not a hydragogue cathartic. There is no doubt that its habitual use may be a factor in the formation of haemorrhoids; as in the case of all drugs that act powerfully on the lower part of the intestine, without simultaneously lowering the venous pressure by causing increase of secretion from the bowel.
Listening to music is cathartic and can help you relieve some of the anxiety you feel.
On the French Alps a sweet exudation is found on the small branchlets of young larches in June and July, resembling manna in taste and laxative properties, and known as Manna de Briancon or Manna Brigantina; it occurs in small whitish irregular granular masses, which are removed in the morning before they are too much dried by the sun; this manna seems to differ little in composition from the sap of the tree, which also contains mannite; its cathartic powers are weaker than those of the manna of the manna ash (Fraximus ornus), but it is employed in France for the same purposes.
Similarly the Brahman takes care, after ablution of a person, to wipe the cathartic water off from head to feet downwards, that the malign influence may pass out through the feet.
Of animals, the cow and the pig are her favourites, the latter owing to its productivity and the cathartic properties of its blood.
Arthur pringle Threads like this are very cathartic aren't they?
On several occasions interviewees told me that they found the interviews therapeutic (one even used the word cathartic ).
In primitive cults the distinction between sacred and unclean is far from complete or well defined (see Taboo); consequently we find two types of cathartic sacrifice - (i.) one to cleanse of impurity and make fit for common use, (ii.) the other to rid of sanctity and in like manner render suitable for human use or intercourse.
On several occasions interviewees told me that they found the interviews therapeutic (one even used the word cathartic).
Chronic use of laxatives may result in fluid and electrolyte imbalances, steatorrhea, osteomalacia, diarrhea, cathartic colon, and liver disease.
This may cause a condition known as cathartic colon.
Besides, all tat lovers know that the pain is cathartic and part of the journey.
In these customs originated perhaps the scapegoat, some forms of sacrifice and other cathartic ceremonies.
Cathartic colon-A poorly functioning colon, resulting from the chronic abuse of stimulant cathartics.
Often cathartic agents or enemas are used.
In the end, you may not find something that all the mourners agree was the best poem for the funeral, but the cathartic benefits of poetry will have soothed your soul.
It can be very cathartic to read a story or hear a real-life example about someone else experiencing what you are going through in your marriage.
Often, just going on those first few dates is a cathartic way to signal that you've moved on and are ready for something new.
After taking a cathartic trip to New York to say goodbye to his late wife, Andy returns to Everwood to propose to Nina.
JALAP, a cathartic drug consisting of the tuberous roots of Ipomaea Purga, a convolvulaceous plant growing on the eastern declivities of the Mexican Andes at an elevation of 5000 to 8000 ft.
The series remains highly popular with many fans, including those spouses of deployed military personal who see the series as cathartic for their own experiences.
Whichever way you choose to see this sort of tattoo, it can be very cathartic for those who have lost a loved one to get a tattoo in remembrance.
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