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sublimate

Translation of sublimate in Spanish:

transitive verb

American English: /ˈsəbləˌmeɪt/
British English: /ˈsʌblɪmeɪt/
  • 1.1 (Psychology)
    Example sentences
    • Artists, in this view, are people who may avoid neurosis and perversion by sublimating their impulses in their work.
    • A psychologist might interpret my conversion as sublimating my guilty feelings, but I prefer to think about it as fulfilling my Jewish destiny.
    • Too often, however, student needs or preferences are sublimated to the overwhelming task of presenting large bodies of information to large numbers of students in small periods of time.
    1.2 (Chemistry)
    Example sentences
    • 78.5°C Temperature at which dry ice (carbon dioxide) sublimates from a solid to a gas
    • There is no danger at all in consuming a drink that was cooled down using dry ice - most of the carbon dioxide will just sublimate into the air.
    • Some of the most dominating physical features I've ever encountered, a glacier is a vast mass of ice formed from the accumulation of snow that compacts faster than it melts and sublimates.

noun

American English: /ˈsəbləmət/
, /ˈsəbləˌmeɪt/
British English: /ˈsʌblɪmət/

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