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Definition of sublimation:

  1. 1. The process of vaporizing a solid substance by heat and then condensing it, a process of purification by separating the non- vaporizable impurities; a process analogous to the distillation of liquids. 2. Freud's term for the diversion of certain components of the sexual instinct to a higher and non- sexual aim.
  2. The operation of sublimating; the act of heightening and improving; what is refined to a high degree.
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Examples of usage for sublimation:

  1. Some have maintained that the metallic substances met with in many veins owe their deposition to the action of currents of voltaic electricity; while others have attributed their presence to sublimation from below, the metals having been deposited in the fissures very much as lead is deposited in the chimney of a leadmill. – Geology by James Geikie
  2. And for the reason that Wagner's crowning achievement, his Parsifal, is a veritable sublimation of Mercy, there can be no truce between its creator and the giver of the counsel: " Be hard!" – Prophets of Dissent Essays on Maeterlinck, Strindberg, Nietzsche and Tolstoy by Otto Heller
  3. They measured Alice's romance together, and evolved from it a sublimation of responsibility, of duty, of devotion, which Alice found it impossible to submit to Dan when he came with his simple- hearted, single- minded purpose of getting Mrs. Pasmer out of the room, and sitting down with his arm around Alice's waist. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009

Quotes for sublimation:

  1. Transportation made sublimation literal. It conveyed evil to another world.
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