- to sublime (a solid substance); extract by this process.
- to refine or purify (a substance).
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH sublimatesublimate , sublime
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How to use sublimate in a sentence
In Wignot’s dreamily eloquent film, she presents us with a portrait of a man who seemingly sublimated his entire being into the creation of his art, documenting Ailey’s magnificent career with a wealth of archival footage and interviews.
Like a pet particularly prone to shedding, Swift-Tuttle leaves behind tiny bits of itself as it ambles along through the solar system, particularly when it’s near our star, and its solid, icy surface heats up, sublimating into a gas.The Perseid meteor shower is about to begin—here’s how to catch it|empire|July 13, 2021|Popular-Science
It’s one of only five moons in the solar system known to be geologically active, as evidenced by its active geysers that spew sublimated nitrogen gas.The best places to find extraterrestrial life in our solar system, ranked|Neel V. Patel|June 16, 2021|MIT Technology Review
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
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."