sub·li·mate /ˈsəbləˌmet, mət/ 名詞
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.
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.
Sub·li·mate, a. Brought into a state of vapor by heat, and again condensed as a solid.
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]