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.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sublimatesublimate , sublime
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Still, dry ice sublimates, or turns directly into carbon dioxide gas.The ‘last mile’ for COVID-19 vaccines could be the biggest challenge yet|Tina Hesman Saey|December 3, 2020|Science News
I guess I’m thinking that if I’m sublimating, I’m not doing it well enough.
In fact, I think it’s quite not, but I’m probably doing a whole lot of sublimating without knowing it.
It dissolves mercury, and with it forms corrosive sublimate.
I compounded this philter of corrosive sublimate and herbs that have an effect upon the skin.Brother Jacques (Novels of Paul de Kock, Volume XVII)|Charles Paul de Kock
Mademoiselle Huet saw that the box contained sublimate of mercury in powder and in paste.Bentley's Miscellany, Volume II|Various
Corrosive sublimate, saturated aqueous solution, for five minutes.
Of these, Lang's corrosive sublimate solution is decidedly the best all-round "fixative."