Definitions

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  • adjective Refined by, or as by, sublimation; exalted; purified.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of sublimate.

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  • adjective passing or having passed from the solid to the gaseous state (or vice versa) without becoming liquid

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Examples

  • We know that the sex energy can be sublimated, that is, raised to a higher power.

    A Dominie in Doubt

  • London would seem to have "sublimated" his love for poetry as opposed to abandoning it.

    Poems from the Dan Wichlan Collection

  • A great deal of sexual energy can, of course, be canalized or "sublimated" into other things: art, music, intense religious faith, and so on.

    Buddhism and Sex by M. O'C. Walshe

  • Beatrice symbolized both earthly love and Christian truth -- the poet's lust became "sublimated," as we would say, into spiritual longing.

    Where Have All the Muses Gone?

  • A great deal of sexual energy can, of course, be canalized or "sublimated" into other things: art, music, intense religious faith, and so on.

    Archive 2009-07-19

  • Information may be inaccessible for a variety of reasons such as simple failure to retrieve, active censorship or "sublimated" into a form which can't be recognised to borrow Freud's terminology

    Archive 2008-10-01

  • Information may be inaccessible for a variety of reasons such as simple failure to retrieve, active censorship or "sublimated" into a form which can't be recognised to borrow Freud's terminology

    minsky 4: consciousness

  • American, sitting there, realizing that it was all in the name of art, and for the heralding of genius -- a kind of sublimated recruiting meeting for the enlistment in the army of expression of personality, or for the saving of the soul of poetry.

    Adventures in the Arts Informal Chapters on Painters, Vaudeville, and Poets

  • Though Hutton inclined to an extremely "high" section of the Church, to what, indeed, might be described as a kind of sublimated sacerdotalism, and Townsend to a Broad Church

    The Adventure of Living : a Subjective Autobiography

  • A kind of sublimated egotism, he said to himself, after all!

    Lady Connie

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