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.
Origin of sublimate
Related Words for sublimaterepress, uphold, cleanse, rarefy, clean, refine, transfer, suppress, redirect
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Historical Examples of sublimate
Now that they're out of their force field, they'll start to sublimate.Millennium
Everett B. Cole
It readily furnishes a sublimate at 100°, partially decomposing.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
Boil them in a glass bottel till the sublimate be dissolved.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)
We must sublimate it, grind it down, hammer it out into a useful pattern.Exploiter's End
In this there will always be a little of the sublimate left on the bottom of the jar.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting
William T. Hornaday
Word Origin for sublimate
1560s, from Latin sublimatus, past participle of sublimare (see sublimation). Related: Sublimated; sublimating.