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Definition of sublimate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sublimate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈsʌbləˌmeɪt//
 
sublimate something (psychology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sublimate
 
he / she / it sublimates
 
past simple sublimated
 
-ing form sublimating
 
 
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to direct your energy, especially sexual energy, to socially acceptable activities such as work, exercise, art, etc. synonym channel
sublimation
 
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NAmE//ˌsʌbləˈmeɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
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