sublimation

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Medieval Latin sublīmātiōnem, from Latin sublīmō (I raise, I elevate).

Noun[edit]

sublimation (countable and uncountable, plural sublimations)

  1. (chemistry) The transition of a substance from the solid phase directly to the vapor state such that it does not pass through the intermediate liquid phase. [from late 14th c.]
  2. (psychology) The transformation of an impulse into something socially constructive. [from 20th c.]
  3. Elevation; exaltation; a making sublime.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin sublimatio.

Noun[edit]

sublimation f (plural sublimations)

  1. sublimate

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