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Meaning of SUBLIMATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  (psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable
  2. [n]  (chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid
 

SUBLIMATION is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: alteration, change, modification, shift, transformation, transmutation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub"li*ma`tion\, n. [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.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Vaporization of a solid without an intermediate liquid phase.
 

 

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