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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·li·mate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sublimated p. pr. & vb. n. Sublimating.]
 1. To bring by heat into the state of vapor, which, on cooling, returns again to the solid state; as, to sublimate sulphur or camphor.
 2. To refine and exalt; to heighten; to elevate.
    The precepts of Christianity are . . . so apt to cleanse and sublimate the more gross and corrupt.   --Dr. H. More.