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Definitions of acting out:
  • noun:   (psychiatry) the display of previously inhibited emotions (often in actions rather than words); considered to be healthy and therapeutic
  • noun:   a (usually irritating) impulsive and uncontrollable outburst by a problem child or a neurotic adult

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