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Adjective: sublime (sublimer,sublimest)  su'blIm
  1. Inspiring awe
    "the sublime beauty of the night";
    - empyreal, empyrean
  2. Worthy of adoration or reverence
    - reverend
  3. Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style
    - exalted, elevated, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded
  4. Greatest or maximal in degree; extreme
    "the sublime absurdity of the creative process"; "His face assumed an expression of sublime conceit";
    - supreme
  5. [archaic] Lifted up or set high
    "their hearts were jocund and sublime"
Verb: sublime  su'blIm
  1. Vaporize and then condense right back again
    - sublimate
  2. Change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapour without first melting
    "some salts sublime when heated"; "sublime iodine";
    - sublimate

Derived forms: sublimer, sublimed, sublimes, subliming, sublimest

See also: elated, glorious, max [informal], maximal, maximum, noble, sacred

Type of: aerify, change, gasify, vaporise [Brit], vaporize

Encyclopedia: Sublime, Texas