What Does Sublimation Mean?

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Sublimation is the vaporization of a liquid by heating without passing through the liquid state. In religious terms it refers to the act of purification.
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sub·li·ma·tion
[suhb-luh-mey-shuhn]
NOUN
1.
Psychology the diversion of the energy of a sexual or other biological impulse from its immediate goal to one of a more acceptable social, moral, or aesthetic nature or use.
2.
Chemistry the act, fact, or process of subliming.
3.
a purification or refinement; ennoblement.
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Sublimation means changing from a solid state to a gaseous state without becoming a liquid first. Dry ice is the perfect example of this. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sublimation_(chemistry)
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