verb (sublimat, ed)
- (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)
- To purify or refine a substance through such a change of state.
- (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.
- (archaic) To raise to a place of honor.
- French: honorer(fr)
- German: sublimieren(de)
- Spanish: sublimar(es)
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