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sublimation

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noun sub·li·ma·tion \ ˌsəb-lə-ˈmā-shən \

medical Definition of sublimation

1 :the act, process, or an instance of subliming a chemical
2 :the process of converting and expressing a primitive instinctual desire or impulse to a form that is socially or culturally acceptable

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