sublimate

Part of speech: noun

Sublimation.

Part of speech: verb

To convert from a solid to a vapor by heat and then solidify again by cooling; refine; purify.

Part of speech: adjective

Sublimated; refined.

Part of speech: noun

A substance obtained by sublimating.

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Usage examples "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", S. S. Curry.
  2. The sublimate when cool is red and transparent. - "The Elements of Blowpipe Analysis", 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", T. S. Arthur.