Sublimate : Definition

Sublimate

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Pronunciation : Sub"li*mate
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [L. sublimatus, p.p. of sublimare to raise, elevate, fr. sublimis high: cf. F. sublimer. See Sublime, a., and cf. Surlime, v. t.]
Definition : 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.

t. [imp. & p. p. Sublimated; p. pr. & vb. n. Sublimating.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sub"li*mate
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [LL. sublimatum.] (Chem.)
Definition : Defn: A product obtained by sublimation; hence, also, a purified product so obtained. Corrosive sublimate. (Chem.) See under Corrosive.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Sub"li*mate
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [LL. sublimatus.]
Definition : Defn: Brought into a state of vapor by heat, and again condensed as a solid.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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