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sublimate

verb [T] uk   /ˈsʌb.lɪ.meɪt/ specialized us  
to express strong emotions or use energy by doing an activity, especially an activity that is considered socially acceptable: Hostile feelings and violent responses often seem to be sublimated into sporting activities.
sublimation
noun [U] uk   /ˌsʌb.lɪˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us  
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