Definition Of sublimate

verb

(especially in psychoanalytic theory) divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity.

people who will sublimate sexuality into activities which help to build up and preserve civilization

(in psychoanalytic theory) divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity.

libido must be sublimated into productive work activities

a solid deposit of a substance that has sublimed.

During the waning stages of eruption, fumarolic activity oxidized cinders along the rim and deposited aggregates of sublimates , hydrothermal precipitates, and reaction products near the central vent of the volcano.

a solid deposit of a substance which has sublimed.

another term for sublime.


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Example Of sublimate

  • 78.5°C Temperature at which dry ice (carbon dioxide) sublimates from a solid to a gas

  • A psychologist might interpret my conversion as sublimating my guilty feelings, but I prefer to think about it as fulfilling my Jewish destiny.

  • All employ a print process known as dye sublimation , and this classy Samsung model is the pick of the crop.

  • Artists, in this view, are people who may avoid neurosis and perversion by sublimating their impulses in their work.

  • As Karl Toepfer makes clear, eroticism was understood by many advocates and participants to be a fundamental component of body culture, whether sublimated or expressly promoted.


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