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

 sub·lime /səˈblaɪm/
 (a.)壯觀的,卓越的(vt.)(vi.)提高,(使)變高尚,(使)純化,(使)昇華莊嚴,崇高

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

 sub·lime /səˈblaɪm/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·lime v. i. Chem. To pass off in vapor, with immediate condensation; specifically, to evaporate or volatilize from the solid state without apparent melting; -- said of those substances, like arsenic, benzoic acid, etc., which do not exhibit a liquid form on heating, except under increased pressure.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·lime a. [Compar. Sublimer superl. Sublimest.]
 1. Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.
    Sublime on these a tower of steel is reared.   --Dryden.
 2. Distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; -- said of persons. “The sublime Julian leader.”
 3. Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; -- said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed.
    Easy in words thy style, in sense sublime.   --Prior.
 Know how sublime a thing it is
 To suffer and be strong.   --Longfellow.
 4. Elevated by joy; elate. [Poetic]
 Their hearts were jocund and sublime,
 Drunk with idolatry, drunk with wine.   --Milton.
 5. Lofty of mien; haughty; proud. [Poetic] “Countenance sublime and insolent.”
 His fair, large front and eye sublime declared
 Absolute rule.   --Milton.
 Syn: -- Exalted; lofty; noble; majestic. See Grand.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·lime, n. That which is sublime; -- with the definite article; as: (a) A grand or lofty style in speaking or writing; a style that expresses lofty conceptions.
    The sublime rises from the nobleness of thoughts, the magnificence of words, or the harmonious and lively turn of the phrase.   --Addison.
 (b) That which is grand in nature or art, as distinguished from the merely beautiful.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·lime, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sublimed p. pr. & vb. n. Subliming.]
 1. To raise on high. [Archaic]
    A soul sublimed by an idea above the region of vanity and conceit.   --E. P. Whipple.
 2. Chem. To subject to the process of sublimation; to heat, volatilize, and condense in crystals or powder; to distill off, and condense in solid form; hence, also, to purify.
 3. To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.
 The sun . . .
 Which not alone the southern wit sublimes,
 But ripens spirits in cold, northern climes.   --Pope.
 4. To dignify; to ennoble.
    An ordinary gift can not sublime a person to a supernatural employment.   --Jer. Taylor.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 sublime
      adj 1: inspiring awe; "well-meaning ineptitude that rises to
             empyreal absurdity"- M.S.Dworkin; "empyrean aplomb"-
             Hamilton Basso; "the sublime beauty of the night"
             [syn: empyreal, empyrean]
      2: worthy of adoration or reverence [syn: revered, reverenced,
          reverend, venerated]
      3: lifted up or set high; "their hearts were jocund and
         sublime"- Milton
      v 1: vaporize and then condense right back again [syn: sublimate]
      2: change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor
         without first melting; "sublime iodine"; "some salts
         sublime when heated" [syn: sublimate]