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Definition 1: the product of vaporization of a solid - [noun denoting substance]

(sublimate is a kind of ...) a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

(... is a kind of sublimate ) a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative

Definition 2: vaporize and then condense right back again - [verb of change]

Synonyms for sublimate in the sense of this definition

(sublimate is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of sublimate ) sublime (a compound) once again

(sublimate implies ...) cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid

"The cold air condensed the steam"

(sublimate implies ...) lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue

"evaporate milk"

Definition 3: remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation - [verb of change]

Samples where sublimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • purify the water

Synonyms for sublimate in the sense of this definition

(sublimate is a kind of ...) to make better

"The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"

(... is a kind of sublimate ) reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities

"refine sugar"

(... is a kind of sublimate ) rid of impurities

"purge the water" "purge your mind"

(sublimate has a similar meaning as ...) undergo the process of distillation

(sublimate belongs to category ...) the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions

Definition 4: make more subtle or refined - [verb of change]

Synonyms for sublimate in the sense of this definition

(sublimate is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 5: change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting - [verb of change]

Samples where sublimate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sublime iodine
  • some salts sublime when heated

Synonyms for sublimate in the sense of this definition

(sublimate is a kind of ...) turn into gas

"The substance gasified"

Definition 6: direct energy or urges into useful activities - [verb of motion]

(sublimate is a kind of ...) channel into a new direction

"redirect your attention to the danger from the fundamentalists"

(... is a kind of sublimate ) direct one's libidinous urges into another direction

Definition 7: made pure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(sublimate is similar to ...) free of extraneous elements of any kind

"pure air and water" "pure gold" "pure primary colors" "the violin's pure and lovely song" "pure tones" "pure oxygen"

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