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sublimate

sub·li·mate

sublimate

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: suhb lih meIt
inflections: sublimated, sublimates, sublimating
definition 1: to divert the expression of (a crude impulse or desire, often sexual) into a socially acceptable or more ideal form.
similar words:
sublime
definition 2: to convert (a solid or a gas) into a gas or a solid without liquefying; sublime.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: suhb lih meIt
definition: to convert a solid into a gas, or vice versa, without liquefying; sublime.
similar words:
sublime
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: suhb lih meIt [or] suhb lih miht
definition: the material extracted by chemical sublimation.
similar words:
precipitate
derivations: sublimable (adj.), sublimation (n.)