verb (used with object), sub·li·mat·ed, sub·li·mat·ing.
- to sublime (a solid substance); extract by this process.
- to refine or purify (a substance).
verb (used without object), sub·li·mat·ed, sub·li·mat·ing.
- subleukemic leukemia,
- sublime porte,
Origin of sublimate
Examples from the Web for sublimate
Also to ascertain whether a substance under examination will sublimate volatile matter of a certain appearance.
A grain of the sublimate in a pint or more of water, with a drachm of table-salt, will be found both mild and efficient.
Or if the sublimate be dissipated by the flame of oxidation, it gives a green color.
We say that "knocking" is a sign of the "sorehead" and we sublimate criticism by saying that "every knock is a boost."A Preface to Politics|Walter Lippmann
It is, in fact, the rich yellow of this sublimate which has led artists to adopt it as one of their most valued pigments.
Word Origin for sublimate
1560s, from Latin sublimatus, past participle of sublimare (see sublimation). Related: Sublimated; sublimating.