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Historical Examples of sublimation
In them was seen a sublimation of all of her; it was not necessary to look further: there she lived.A Pair of Blue Eyes
The Freudian school of psychologists calls this "sublimation."A Preface to Politics
This in general is the process of substitution or sublimation.Introduction to the Science of Sociology
Robert E. Park
It is further purified by sublimation or recrystallization from water.All About Coffee
William H. Ukers
In the sublimation of sulphur, a pot containing about four cwt.
late 14c., in alchemy, "process of purifying by heating into a vapor," from Medieval Latin sublimationem (nominative sublimatio) "refinement," literally "a lifting up, deliverance," from Latin sublimare "to raise, elevate," from sublimis "lofty" (see sublime). Psychological sense is first recorded 1910, probably influenced by subliminal.
In Freudian psychology, a defense mechanism by which the individual satisfies a socially prohibited instinctive drive (usually sexual or aggressive) through the substitution of socially acceptable behavior. For example, someone with strong sexual drives who paints nude portraits may be engaging in sublimation.