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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 sub·li·mate /ˈsʌbləˌmet/
 (vt.)使昇華,使高尚(vi.)昇華,純化(a.)純淨化的,高尚的,理想化的

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 sub·li·mate /ˈsəbləˌmet, mət/ 名詞
 昇華(物),使昇華,提高,純化,昇華物,昇華

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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·li·mate n.  Chem. A product obtained by sublimation; hence, also, a purified product so obtained.
 Corrosive sublimate. Chem. mercuric chloride.  See Corrosive sublimate under Corrosive.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·li·mate, a.  Brought into a state of vapor by heat, and again condensed as a solid.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sublimate
      adj : made pure [syn: purified, refined]
      n : the product of vaporization of a solid
      v 1: direct energy or urges into useful activities
      2: make more subtle or refined [syn: rarefy, subtilize]
      3: remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and
         separate through the process of distillation; "purify the
         water" [syn: purify, make pure, distill]
      4: change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor
         without first melting; "sublime iodine"; "some salts
         sublime when heated" [syn: sublime]
      5: vaporize and then condense right back again [syn: sublime]