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Definition 1: vaporize and then condense right back again - [verb of change]

Synonyms for sublime in the sense of this definition

(sublime 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 sublime ) sublime (a compound) once again

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

"The cold air condensed the steam"

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

"evaporate milk"

Definition 2: change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting - [verb of change]

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

  • sublime iodine
  • some salts sublime when heated

Synonyms for sublime in the sense of this definition

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

"The substance gasified"

Definition 3: lifted up or set high - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • their hearts were jocund and sublime

(sublime is similar to ...) exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits

"the elated winner" "felt elated and excited"

(sublime is used in the usage domain ...) the use of an archaic expression

Definition 4: inspiring awe - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity
  • empyrean aplomb
  • the sublime beauty of the night

Synonyms for sublime in the sense of this definition

(sublime is similar to ...) having or deserving or conferring glory

"a long and glorious career" "our glorious literature"

Definition 5: greatest or maximal in degree; extreme - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • supreme folly
  • the supreme confidence of youth
  • the sublime absurdity of the creative process
  • His face assumed an expression of sublime conceit

Synonyms for sublime in the sense of this definition

(sublime is similar to ...) the greatest or most complete or best possible

"maximal expansion" "maximum pressure"

Definition 6: of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • an exalted ideal
  • argue in terms of high-flown ideals
  • a noble and lofty concept
  • a grand purpose

Synonyms for sublime in the sense of this definition

(sublime is similar to ...) having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character

"a noble spirit" "noble deeds"

Definition 7: worthy of adoration or reverence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for sublime in the sense of this definition

(sublime is similar to ...) concerned with religion or religious purposes

"sacred texts" "sacred rites" "sacred music"

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