Originally Posted by kitty_37
An old fashioned psychological term for handling negative feelings or impulses by translating (or channeling, as some here mentioned) into a more positive or approprite action.
(I'm a psychologist)
its funny that i didnt even know i knew the word,but when you wrote it, i knew it was the one! i HATE when that happens to me...i know a lot of obscure words, but words like sublimate are used so little that they are hard to bring to the surface when needed. i feel much better now!