Definition of Sublimation

1. Noun. (chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid.

Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Generic synonyms: Shift, Transformation, Transmutation
Derivative terms: Sublimate



2. Noun. (psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable.
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Generic synonyms: Alteration, Change, Modification
Derivative terms: Sublimate

Definition of Sublimation

1. n. The act or process of subliming, or the state or result of being sublimed.

Definition of Sublimation

1. Noun. The transition of a substance from the solid phase directly to the vapor state such that it does not pass through the intermediate liquid phase. ¹

2. Noun. The transformation of an impulse into something socially constructive. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sublimation

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Literary usage of Sublimation

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1. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"The study of the laws of the sublimation process of pure ice and ice in fine-grained soil is being made at the Department of Geocryology of Moscow State ..."

2. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1854)
"sublimation may take place in two ways: first, by a mechanical removal of finely divided solid bodies, as the soot is carried away by the ascending gases in ..."

3. Elements of Chemical and Physical Geology by Gustav Bischof (1854)
"The second true process of sublimation would presuppose such high temperatures in the lower parts of the dykes or veins, as would suffice to convert the ..."

4. A Treatise on Ore Deposits by Bernhard von Cotta (1870)
"The possibility of the formation by sublimation of many of the ores and minerals occurring in lodes, especially by the agency of chlorine, fluorine, ..."

5. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"sublimation. The term sublimation designates the process which serves to convert solid ... sublimation is consequently a distillation of solid bodies. ..."

6. Theoretical and Physical Chemistry by Samuel Lawrence Bigelow (1912)
"sublimation. Referring to Fig. 38 we see that ice has measurable vapor pressures at temperatures far below the melting point, and so always evaporates until ..."

7. An Introduction to the Principles of Physical Chemistry from the Standpoint by Edward Wight Washburn (1921)
"sublimation Point.—The temperature at which the vapor pressure of a crystal becomes equal to the external pressure is evidently perfectly analogous to the ..."

8. An Introduction to the Principles of Physical Chemistry from the Standpoint by Edward Wight Washburn (1921)
"sublimation Point.—The temperature at which the vapor pressure of a crystal becomes equal to the external pressure is evidently perfectly analogous to the ..."

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