What does the word sublimate mean?

Usage examples for sublimate

  1. Had fate Proposed bliss here should sublimate My being- had I signed the bond- Still one must lead some life beyond, Have a bliss to die with, dim- descried. – Browning and the Dramatic Monologue by S. S. Curry
  2. The sublimate when cool is red and transparent. – The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis by Frederick Hutton Getman
  3. And could this inert tangible matter, sublimate in its hard, dead bosom, an essence so subtle, as to be freer of the bonds of time and space? – Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing by T. S. Arthur