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Adjective: sublimate  'sú-bli,meyt
  1. Made pure
Noun: sublimate  'sú-bli,meyt
  1. The product of vaporization of a solid
Verb: sublimate  'sú-bli,meyt
  1. Direct energy or urges into useful activities
  2. Make more subtle or refined
    - rarefy, subtilize, rarify [rare], subtilise [Brit]
  3. (chemistry) remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    - purify, make pure, distill [N. Amer], distil [Brit]
  4. Change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapour without first melting
    "sublimate iodine";
    - sublime
  5. Vaporize and then condense right back again
    - sublime

Derived forms: sublimated, sublimates, sublimating

See also: pure, sublimed

Type of: aerify, airt, alter, ameliorate, amend, better, change, gas, gasify, improve, meliorate, mend, modify, redirect, vaporise [Brit], vaporize

Encyclopedia: Sublimate