Sublimation meaning

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Sublimation is a chemical process where a solid turns into a gas without going through a liquid stage.

An example of sublimiation is when ice cubes shrink in the freezer.

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The meaning of sublimation is causing something to change from solid to a gas, without becoming a liquid.

An example of sublimation is when the cold and dry weather causes a snow bank to shrink.

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The definition of sublimation is the process when socially unacceptable impulses are turned into more socially acceptable acts and feelings.

An example of sublimation is the act of a person creating paintings for sale instead of graffiti.

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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.
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The process of changing from a solid to a gas without passing through an intermediate liquid phase. Carbon dioxide, at a pressure of one atmosphere, sublimates at about −78 degrees Celsius. Ice and snow on the Earth's surface also sublimate at temperatures below the freezing point of water.
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The transformation of an impulse into something socially constructive.
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Origin of sublimation

  • From Medieval Latin sublimationem.
    From Wiktionary