Of, relating to, or tending to eliminate
Venting his frustrations had a cathartic effect.
Talking to a therapist is a cathartic process.
It looks like a cathartic experience, and I wish I had been able to attend.
The writing, he said, had been a very cathartic experience for him.
The process of writing and singing is so cathartic, I have serious misgivings about angry artists.