Sublimate

Definition of Sublimate

Sub´li`mate
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Sublimated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sublimating.]
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.
3.(Psychology) To redirect the energy (of sexual or other biological drives) into a more socially acceptable or constructive form.
n.1.(Chem.) A product obtained by sublimation; hence, also, a purified product so obtained.
Corrosive sublimate
(Chem.) mercuric chloride. See Corrosive sublimate under Corrosive.
a.1.Brought into a state of vapor by heat, and again condensed as a solid.

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