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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.