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English definition of “sublimate”

sublimate

verb [T]     /ˈsʌb.lɪ.meɪt/ specialized
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.Science of psychology and psychoanalysisMind and personality sublimation     /ˌsʌb.lɪˈmeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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