Complete Definition of "sublimate"

was wotd|2006|September|3
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/ˈsʌblɪmeɪt/
audio|en-us-sublimate.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb|sublimat|ed

  1. physics To change state from a solid to a gas (or from a gas to a solid) without passing through the liquid state (transitive or intransitive)
  2. To purify or refine a substance through such a change of state.
  3. transitive, (psychoanalysis) To modify the natural expression of a sexual or primitive instinct in a socially acceptable manner; to divert the energy of such an instinct into some acceptable activity.
  4. archaic To raise to a place of honor.

Translations
trans-top|to change from solid to gas
Bosnian: t-|bs|sublimirati
Croatian: t-|hr|sublimirati
Finnish: t-|fi|sublimoitua
French: t-|fr|sublimer
German: t+|de|sublimieren
trans-mid
Japanese: 昇華させる (shōka saseru)
Portuguese: t+|pt|sublimar
Spanish: t-|es|sublimar
Swedish: t|sv|sublimera
trans-bottom

trans-top|purify or refine
Bosnian: t-|bs|sublimirati
Croatian: t-|hr|sublimirati
French: t-|fr|sublimer
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|sublimar
Spanish: t-|es|sublimar
trans-bottom

trans-top|psychoanalysis
Bosnian: t-|bs|sublimirati
Croatian: t-|hr|sublimirati
Finnish: t-|fi|sublimoitua
French: t-|fr|sublimer
German: t+|de|sublimieren
trans-mid
Japanese: 昇華させる (shōka saseru)
Portuguese: t+|pt|sublimar
Spanish: t-|es|sublimar
Swedish: t|sv|sublimera
trans-bottom

trans-top|to raise to a place of honor
Bosnian: t-|bs|sublimirati
Croatian: t-|hr|sublimirati
trans-mid
French: t+|fr|honorer
Portuguese: t+|pt|sublimar
trans-bottom

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ttbc|Interlingua: sublimar

Related terms
corrosive sublimate
sublimation
sublime

See also
freeze drying


Italian

Verb
sublimate

  1. form of|second-person|Second-person plural present tense|sublimare#Italian|sublimare|lang=Italian
  2. form of|Second-person plural imperative|sublimare#Italian|sublimare|lang=Italian
  3. form of|feminine|Feminine plural|sublimato

Category:Italian past participle forms
Category:Italian verb forms

fa:sublimate
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ja:sublimate
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zh:sublimate

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