2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sublimation \Sub"li*ma'tion\, noun [LL. sublimatio: cf. F. sublimation.]

1. (Chem.) The act or process of subliming, or the state or result of being sublimed.

2. The act of heightening or improving; exaltation; elevation; purification.

3. That which is sublimed; the product of a purifying process.

Religion is the perfection, refinement, and sublimation of morality. --South.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: (chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid

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

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