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Meaning of SUBLIMATE

Pronunciation:  'sublumeyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the product of vaporization of a solid
  2. [adj]  made pure
  3. [v]  vaporize and then condense right back again
  4. [v]  change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting; "sublime iodine"; "some salts sublime when heated"
  5. [v]  remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distiilation; "purify the water"
  6. [v]  make more subtle or refined
  7. [v]  direct energy or urges into useful activities

SUBLIMATE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: distill, make pure, pure, purified, purify, rarefy, refined, sublime, subtilize
 See Also: aerify, airt, alter, ameliorate, amend, better, bichloride of mercury, change, condense, corrosive sublimate, desexualise, desexualize, evaporate, gas, gasify, improve, meliorate, mercuric chloride, mercury chloride, purge, rectify, redirect, refine, resublime, vaporise, vaporize



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sub"li*mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sublimated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Sublimating}.] [L. sublimatus, p. p. of
    sublimare to raise, elevate, fr. sublimis high: cf. F.
    sublimer. See {Sublime}, a., and cf. {Surlime}, v. t.]
    1. To bring by heat into the state of vapor, which, on
       cooling, returns again to the solid state; as, to
       sublimate sulphur or camphor.
    2. To refine and exalt; to heighten; to elevate.
             The precepts of Christianity are . . . so apt to
             cleanse and sublimate the more gross and corrupt.
                                                   --Dr. H. More.
  2. \Sub"li*mate\, n. [LL. sublimatum.] (Chem.)
    A product obtained by sublimation; hence, also, a purified
    product so obtained.
    {Corrosive sublimate}. (Chem.) See under {Corrosive}.
  3. \Sub"li*mate\, a. [LL. sublimatus.]
    Brought into a state of vapor by heat, and again condensed as
    a solid.