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sub·li·mate

 (sŭb′lə-māt′)
v. sub·li·mat·ed, sub·li·mat·ing, sub·li·mates
v.intr. Chemistry
To be transformed directly from the solid to the gaseous state or from the gaseous to the solid state without becoming a liquid.
v.tr.
1. Chemistry To cause (a solid or gas) to sublimate.
2.
a. To modify the natural expression of (a primitive, instinctual impulse) in a socially acceptable manner.
b. To divert the energy associated with (an unacceptable impulse or drive) into an acceptable activity.
n.
Chemistry A product of sublimation.

[Latin sublīmāre, sublīmāt-, to elevate, from sublīmis, uplifted.]

sub′li·ma′tion (-mā′shən) n.

sublimate

(ˈsʌblɪˌmeɪt)
vb
1. (Psychology) psychol to direct the energy of (a primitive impulse, esp a sexual one) into activities that are considered to be socially more acceptable
2. (tr) to make purer; refine
n
(Chemistry) chem the material obtained when a substance is sublimed
adj
exalted or purified
[C16: from Latin sublīmāre to elevate, from sublīmis lofty; see sublime]
sublimable adj

sub•li•mate

(v. ˈsʌb ləˌmeɪt; n., adj. -mɪt, -ˌmeɪt)

v. -mat•ed, -mat•ing,
n., adj. v.t.
1. to divert the energy of (a sexual or other biological impulse) from its immediate goal to one of a more acceptable social, moral, or aesthetic nature or use.
2.
a. to sublime (a solid substance); extract by this process.
b. to refine or purify (a substance).
3. to make nobler or purer.
v.i.
4. to become sublimated; undergo sublimation.
n.
5. the crystals, deposit, or material obtained when a substance is sublimated.
adj.
6. purified or exalted; sublimated.
[1425–75; < Latin sublīmātus, past participle of sublīmāre to elevate, v. derivative of sublīmis sublime; see -ate1]
sub`li•ma′tion, n.

sublimate

- In chemistry, to change from a solid to a gas or from a gas to a solid without becoming a liquid.
See also related terms for solid.

sublimate


Past participle: sublimated
Gerund: sublimating

Imperative
sublimate
sublimate
Present
I sublimate
you sublimate
he/she/it sublimates
we sublimate
you sublimate
they sublimate
Preterite
I sublimated
you sublimated
he/she/it sublimated
we sublimated
you sublimated
they sublimated
Present Continuous
I am sublimating
you are sublimating
he/she/it is sublimating
we are sublimating
you are sublimating
they are sublimating
Present Perfect
I have sublimated
you have sublimated
he/she/it has sublimated
we have sublimated
you have sublimated
they have sublimated
Past Continuous
I was sublimating
you were sublimating
he/she/it was sublimating
we were sublimating
you were sublimating
they were sublimating
Past Perfect
I had sublimated
you had sublimated
he/she/it had sublimated
we had sublimated
you had sublimated
they had sublimated
Future
I will sublimate
you will sublimate
he/she/it will sublimate
we will sublimate
you will sublimate
they will sublimate
Future Perfect
I will have sublimated
you will have sublimated
he/she/it will have sublimated
we will have sublimated
you will have sublimated
they will have sublimated
Future Continuous
I will be sublimating
you will be sublimating
he/she/it will be sublimating
we will be sublimating
you will be sublimating
they will be sublimating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sublimating
you have been sublimating
he/she/it has been sublimating
we have been sublimating
you have been sublimating
they have been sublimating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sublimating
you will have been sublimating
he/she/it will have been sublimating
we will have been sublimating
you will have been sublimating
they will have been sublimating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sublimating
you had been sublimating
he/she/it had been sublimating
we had been sublimating
you had been sublimating
they had been sublimating
Conditional
I would sublimate
you would sublimate
he/she/it would sublimate
we would sublimate
you would sublimate
they would sublimate
Past Conditional
I would have sublimated
you would have sublimated
he/she/it would have sublimated
we would have sublimated
you would have sublimated
they would have sublimated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sublimate - the product of vaporization of a solid
gas - a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
bichloride of mercury, corrosive sublimate, mercuric chloride, mercury chloride - a white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury; used as a pesticide or antiseptic or wood preservative
Verb1.sublimate - direct energy or urges into useful activities
airt, redirect - channel into a new direction; "redirect your attention to the danger from the fundamentalists"
desexualise, desexualize - direct one's libidinous urges into another direction
2.sublimate - make more subtle or refined
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
3.sublimate - remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillationsublimate - remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
distill, distil - undergo the process of distillation
rectify, refine - reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar"
purge - rid of impurities; "purge the water"; "purge your mind"
4.sublimate - change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting; "sublime iodine"; "some salts sublime when heated"
aerify, gasify, vaporize, vaporise - turn into gas; "The substance gasified"
5.sublimate - vaporize and then condense right back again
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
resublime - sublime (a compound) once again
Adj.1.sublimate - made pure
pure - free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen"

sublimate

verb channel, transfer, convert, divert, redirect, turn The erotic impulse is sublimated into art.
Translations
sublimoitua
sublimirati
sublimera

sublimate

A. [ˈsʌblɪmeɪt] VT (all senses) → sublimar
B. [ˈsʌblɪmɪt] Nsublimado m

sublimate

[ˈsʌblɪmeɪt] vtsublimer

sublimate

n (Chem) → Sublimat nt
vt (Chem, Psych) → sublimieren

sublimate

[ˈsʌblɪˌmeɪt] vt (Psych) → sublimare

sub·li·mate

n. sublimado, sustancia adquirida por sublimación;
v. sublimar, depurar.
References in classic literature ?
Another mistake; for if Roderick had not yet been destroyed by his own poisoned heart nor the snake by gnawing it, they had little to fear from arsenic or corrosive sublimate.
Viaburi, the house-boy, brought him corrosive sublimate and water, and he took a thorough antiseptic wash.
Others had noticed this peculiar habit of his, but not so Dowsett and Letton; and Daylight's secret thought was: "They sure wouldn't bat an eye if I called for a glass of corrosive sublimate.
This is the only way we can sublimate our lower nature and rise higher and higher to ascend the heights of divinity which brings in absolute happiness and peace and having ascended the summit of perfection of life, all material cravings cease to exist and bother an individual.
They do not understand that the elections are sublimate of the citizens' will.
That would boost the temperature and cause the frozen CO<sub>2</sub> to sublimate into gas.
The heavens] seek those who can sublimate themselves till they see their own life as a metaphor for the infinite ebb and flow of the galaxies.
Unlike sand, bead or soda blasting, dry ice blasting is non-abrasive and does not leave any secondary waste, as the dry ice pellets or particles sublimate (convert from solid to gas) upon impact.
Instead of advocating more prisons, longer sentences and harsher punishments, he identifies the trouble emanating from the failure to sublimate the surplus energies of the young, and calls for an enlightened approach by public authorities, because, as he states, the nation's children are our most valuable asset.
Rather than claiming that media violence has no impact on consumers, Schechter argues that violent entertainment is good, indeed necessary--a way to sublimate the vestigial primal urges left over from our hunter-gatherer days.
In fact, in Serbia during the '90s, the term normality became a kind of ideological password, part of a code meant to sublimate societal antagonisms through the invocation of "the nation" or of a postcommunist version of capitalism, or both.
Exposed ice at the Martian equator would rapidly sublimate.