sublimated

sublimate

[v. suhb-luh-meyt; n., adj. suhb-luh-mit, -meyt]
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.
a.
to sublime (a solid substance); extract by this process.
b.
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.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English: exalted, sublimated < Latin sublīmātus (past participle of sublīmāre to elevate), equivalent to sublīm(is) sublime + -ātus -ate1

sublimable [suhb-luh-muh-buhl] , adjective
sublimableness, noun
sublimation, noun
desublimate, verb (used with object), desublimated, desublimating.
resublimate, verb (used with object), resublimated, resublimating.
supersublimated, adjective
unsublimated, adjective

sublimate, sublime.
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sublimate (ˈsʌblɪˌmeɪt)
 
vb
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.  (tr) to make purer; refine
 
n
3.  chem the material obtained when a substance is sublimed
 
adj
4.  exalted or purified
 
[C16: from Latin sublīmāre to elevate, from sublīmis lofty; see sublime]
 
sublimable
 
adj

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

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

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

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