Meaning of “sublimate” in the English Dictionary

"sublimate" in British English

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sublimateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈsʌb.lɪ.meɪt/ us /ˈsʌb.lə.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.
sublimation
noun [ U ] uk /ˌsʌb.lɪˈmeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌsʌb.ləˈmeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “sublimate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)