Sublimate



verb (used with object), sublimated, sublimating.
1.
Psychology. to divert the energy of (a sexual or other biological impulse) from its immediate goal to one of a more acceptable social, moral, or aesthetic nature or use.
2.
Chemistry.

to sublime (a solid substance); extract by this process.
to refine or purify (a substance).

3.
to make nobler or purer:
To read about great men sublimates ambition.
verb (used without object), sublimated, sublimating.
4.
to become sublimated; undergo sublimation.
noun
5.
Chemistry. the crystals, deposit, or material obtained when a substance is sublimated.
adjective
6.
purified or exalted; sublimated.
verb
1.
(psychol) to direct the energy of (a primitive impulse, esp a sexual one) into activities that are considered to be socially more acceptable
2.
(transitive) to make purer; refine
noun
3.
(chem) the material obtained when a substance is sublimed
adjective
4.
exalted or purified

sublimate sub·li·mate (sŭb’lə-māt’)
v. sub·li·mat·ed, sub·li·mat·ing, sub·li·mates

To transform directly from the solid to the gaseous state or from the gaseous to the solid state without becoming a liquid.

To modify the natural expression of an instinctual impulse, especially a sexual one, in a socially acceptable manner.

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