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sublimate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsublimatesub‧li‧mate /ˈsʌblɪmeɪt/ verb [intransitive, transitive]  technicalSYSS to use the energy that comes from sexual feelings to do something, such as work or art, that is more acceptable to your societysublimation /ˌsʌbləˈmeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
sublimateIn this respect his predatory instincts were sublimated for the welfare of family and community.It was the 1950s, and we were poor and chaste, and we sublimated furiously.One method whereby the aggressive and destructive energies of mankind are sublimated is through work.I must learn to sublimate my desire for my own perch by feeling happy for Aunt Louise sitting there.Once again, I felt that if I did not somehow sublimate my pain, I should be irretrievably lost.Players have to sublimate their egos for the good of the team.Nurses are no longer expected to sublimate their feelings behind starchy officiousness as has been the case in the not so distant past.Writers like Yamamoto and Yamauchi and even Mori do not so fully sublimate their losses.
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Verb table
sublimate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysublimate
he, she, itsublimates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysublimated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sublimated
he, she, ithas sublimated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sublimated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sublimate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sublimated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sublimating
he, she, itis sublimating
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you, we, theyare sublimating
Past
I, he, she, itwas sublimating
you, we, theywere sublimating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sublimating
he, she, ithas been sublimating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sublimating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sublimating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sublimating
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