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SUBLIMATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does sublimation mean? 

SUBLIMATION (noun)
  The noun SUBLIMATION has 2 senses:

1. (chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid
2. (psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable

  Familiarity information: SUBLIMATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBLIMATION (noun)


Sense 1sublimation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("sublimation" is a kind of...):

shift; transformation; transmutation (a qualitative change)

Domain category:

chemical science; chemistry (the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions)


Sense 2sublimation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("sublimation" is a kind of...):

alteration; change; modification (an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another)

Domain category:

psychological science; psychology (the science of mental life)


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