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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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

Usage examples (34)
  • Although the term sublimation pertains to the conversion of both solid directly to gas and its reverse… gas directly to solid, some people call the latter process...
  • It is separated from them by a process called sublimation, which is something similar to distillation.
  • Since in Winston's case the sublimation is imperfect, the distorted sexuality becomes unstable in its effects.
  • “To chemists, sublimation is the process by which matter changes from a solid state to a vapor without first melting. for more
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