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1. sublimation

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

Synonyms

  • transformation
  • shift

Antonyms

  • death
  • tightening
  • loosening

Etymology

  • sublimationem (Latin)

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2. sublimation

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

Synonyms

  • change
  • modification

Antonyms

  • decrease
  • increase
  • acceleration

Etymology

  • sublimationem (Latin)

Example sentences of the word sublimation


1. Noun, singular or mass
In fact, it is possible to go straight from a solid to a gas (this is called sublimation) or from a gas to a solid (deposition) under the right conditions.

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