Sublimate - #464

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Dec 27 2018 14

Today’s word of the day is sublimate, S-U-B-L-I-M-A-T-E Sublimate is a verb that means to direct the expression of a desire or an impulse to a more socially acceptable one.

When a person sublimates a base impulse for something more acceptable, you could say they are elevating their decorum. So it makes sense that the Latin word sublimis (soo BLEE mees) means elevated or lofty.

Mr. Ross can really be annoying with his elaborate lunch demands. So I usually sublimate my desire to throw his salad all over his suit into finishing his order as quickly as possible.

Sublimate is spelled S-U-B-L-I-M-A-T-E.