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  • v  direct energy or urges into useful activities
  • v  make more subtle or refined
  • v  remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
  • v  change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
  • v  vaporize and then condense right back again
  • a  passing or having passed from the solid to the gaseous state (or vice versa) without becoming liquid

  • The furor sublimated Mondale's long-awaited unveiling of his plan to slash the huge federal deficit by two-thirds within four years (see following story).
  • At a time when Hollywood could still only hint at promiscuity, these movies sublimated their animal urges in the classic farce techniques of innuendo and mistaken identity.
  • In the range of five babies and beyond, we enter a realm of fascinated horror, sublimated into sentimentality.
News & Articles

  • Neo Athletics Launches New Collection of Sublimated Football Uniforms
    Neo Athletics has introduced a new range of sublimated football uniforms that is changing the sport, by giving teams the ability to truly design and display anything they can place on paper on the uniform. (PRWeb June 20, 2013) Read the full story at
    June 21, 2013 - PRWeb

  • Neil Diamond in NBC
    I've always written darker and more introspective songs, but they have been sublimated by my more commercial tunes,Diamond told Spin magazine. "I secretly hope someday people will sit down and examine my work and come to their own...
  • Manohla Dargis in New York Times
    In The New York Times in March Manohla Dargis called it "a fitfully funny comedy that owes much to Judd Apatow, the king of such sublimated man-on-man affairs."
  • Paul Giamatti in USA Today
    He has that sublimated British rage,Giamatti says. "He plays golf and has a new hip. He'd kill me."

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