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v. sub·li·mat·ed, sub·li·mat·ing, sub·li·mates
v.intr. Chemistry
To be transformed directly from the solid to the gaseous state or from the gaseous to the solid state without becoming a liquid.
1. Chemistry To cause (a solid or gas) to sublimate.
a. To modify the natural expression of (a primitive, instinctual impulse) in a socially acceptable manner.
b. To divert the energy associated with (an unacceptable impulse or drive) into an acceptable activity.
Chemistry A product of sublimation.

[Latin sublīmāre, sublīmāt-, to elevate, from sublīmis, uplifted.]

sub′li·ma′tion (-mā′shən) n.
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Adj.1.sublimated - passing or having passed from the solid to the gaseous state (or vice versa) without becoming liquid