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
Can be confusedsublimate sublime
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.