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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: , past participle of sublimare 'to raise', from sublimis; SUBLIME1

sublimate

verb
     
sub‧li‧mate [intransitive and transitive]
technical to use the energy that comes from sexual feelings to do something, such as work or art, that is more acceptable to your society
sublimation noun [uncountable]

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