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sublimation

 [sub″lĭ-ma´shun]
the conversion of a solid directly into the gaseous state.
an unconscious defense mechanism in which an individual diverts socially unacceptable instinctive drives into personally approved and socially acceptable channels. Mental conflicts may be resolved by this means although the person achieves only partial satisfaction of his impulses.

sub·li·ma·tion

(sŭb'li-mā'shŭn),
1. The process of converting a solid directly into a gas; analogous to distillation.
2. In psychoanalysis, an unconscious defense mechanism in which unacceptable instinctual drives and wishes are modified into more personally and socially acceptable channels.

sublimation

Psychiatry An ego defense mechanism, operating unconsciously, by which instinctual drives, consciously unacceptable, are diverted into personally and socially acceptable channels

sub·li·ma·tion

(sŭb'li-mā'shŭn)
1. The process of converting a solid into a gas without passing it through a liquid state; analogous to distillation.
2. psychoanalysis An unconscious defense mechanism in which unacceptable instinctual drives and wishes are modified into more personally and socially acceptable channels.

sublimation

Deflection of socially unacceptable drives into acceptable channels so that the necessity for repression is avoided. Sublimation is a psychoanalytic concept and is considered to be a healthy feature of a mature personality.

sub·li·ma·tion

(sŭb'li-mā'shŭn)
Process of converting a solid directly into a gas; analogous to distillation.
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