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sublimate

 [sub´lĭ-māt]
1. a substance obtained by sublimation.
2. to accomplish sublimation.

sub·li·mate

(sŭb'li-māt),
1. To perform or accomplish sublimation.
2. Any substance that has been submitted to sublimation.
[L. sublimo, pp. -atus, to raise on high, fr. sublimis, high]

sublimate

/sub·li·mate/ (sub´lĭ-māt)
1. a substance obtained by sublimation.
2. to accomplish sublimation.

sublimate

(sŭb′lə-māt′)
v. subli·mated, subli·mating, subli·mates
v.intr. Chemistry
To be transformed directly from the solid to the gaseous state or from the gaseous to the solid state without becoming a liquid.
v.tr.
1. Chemistry To cause (a solid or gas) to sublimate.
2.
a. To modify the natural expression of (a primitive, instinctual impulse) in a socially acceptable manner.
b. To divert the energy associated with (an unacceptable impulse or drive) into an acceptable activity.
n.
Chemistry A product of sublimation.

sub′li·ma′tion (-mā′shən) n.

sublimate

[sub′limāt]
Etymology: L, sublimare, to lift up
to refine or divert instinctual impulses and energy from their immediate goal to one that can be expressed in a social, moral, or aesthetic manner acceptable to the person and the society.

sub·li·mate

(sŭb'lim-āt)
1. To perform or accomplish sublimation.
2. Any substance that has been submitted to sublimation.
[L. sublimo, pp. -atus, to raise on high, fr. sublimis, high]

sub·li·mate

(sŭb'lim-āt)
1. To perform or accomplish sublimation.
2. Any substance submitted to sublimation.
[L. sublimo, pp. -atus, to raise on high, fr. sublimis, high]

sublimate

1. a substance obtained by sublimation.
2. to accomplish sublimation.
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To sublimate the solid block of ammonia carbamate, electrically heated oil is sprayed from the bottom of the dosing unit up against the block of ammonia carbamate.
Stuck in a doting but flat marriage to a sweet petshop worker named Lotte (Cameron Diaz, winsomely deglamorized beneath a frizzy Alice in Wonderland spray of brown hair), he sublimates all of his passions through his wooden doll surrogates.
What gets me about this Thomas Crown is the fact that he's willing to try something different, to actually open himself in a place that is really scary for him,'' Russo observes of Brosnan's take on the wealthy playboy, who talks out his commitment-phobia with a shrink (played, amusingly, by Dunaway) rather than sublimates it as the McQueen incarnation did.
Ellsworth, the editor of the town's newspaper, sublimates John's wife into the heroine of a novel he is writing, ``The Artist and His Model.