sublimate (n.)

  1. the product of vaporization of a solid

    sublimate (adj.)

  1. made pure

    sublimate (v.)

  1. direct energy or urges into useful activities

  2. make more subtle or refined

    [ Syn: rarefy , subtilize ]

  3. remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; purify the water

    [ Syn: purify , make pure , distill ]

  4. change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting; sublime iodine; some salts sublime when heated

    [ Syn: sublime ]

  5. vaporize and then condense right back again

    [ Syn: sublime ]

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