sublimate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ˈsʌblɪmeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theysublimate
he/she/itsublimates
present participlesublimating
past tensesublimated
past participlesublimated
  1. to change the way that you react to a feeling, especially a sexual feeling, so that you express it in a way that society accepts