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English noun: sublimation

1. sublimation (event) (chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid


Broader (hypernym)shift, transformation, transmutation


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

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


Broader (hypernym)alteration, change, modification


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology









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