Mental process occurring partly during dreaming and partly during the recalling or telling of a dream by means of which the latent (relatively disorganized and psychologically painful) content of the dream is brought into increasingly more coherent and logical order, resulting in the manifest content of the dream. See also: dream work.

SECONDARY ELABORATION: "Secondary elaboration helped her understand the fundamental message of her dream."
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