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Sublimation vs. Ablation

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Sublimationnoun

(chemistry) The transition of a substance from the solid phase directly to the vapor state such that it does not pass through the intermediate liquid phase.

Ablationnoun

(obsolete) A carrying or taking away; removal.

Sublimationnoun

(psychology) The transformation of an impulse into something socially constructive.

Ablationnoun

(medicine) The surgical removal of a body part, an organ, or especially a tumor; the removal of an organ function; amputation.

Sublimationnoun

The act or process of subliming, or the state or result of being sublimed.

Ablationnoun

(sciences) The progressive removal of material by any of a variety of processes such as vaporization under heat or chipping.

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Sublimationnoun

The act of heightening or improving; exaltation; elevation; purification.

Ablationnoun

(geology) The removal of a glacier by melting and evaporation; the lowering of a land surface by any of several means, as in wind erosion, mass wasting.

Sublimationnoun

That which is sublimed; the product of a purifying process.

‘Religion is the perfection, refinement, and sublimation of morality.’;

Ablationnoun

(meteorology) The depletion of surface snow and ice by melting and evaporation.

Sublimationnoun

(chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid

Ablationnoun

A carrying or taking away; removal.

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Sublimationnoun

(psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable

Ablationnoun

Extirpation.

Ablationnoun

Wearing away; superficial waste.

Ablationnoun

surgical removal of a body part or tissue

Ablationnoun

the erosive process that reduces the size of glaciers

Ablation

Ablation is removal or destruction of material from an object by vaporization, chipping, or other erosive processes. Examples of ablative materials are described below, and include spacecraft material for ascent and atmospheric reentry, ice and snow in glaciology, biological tissues in medicine and passive fire protection materials.

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