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English adjective: sublimate

1. sublimate made pure


Similarpure


Antonymsimpure


English noun: sublimate

1. sublimate (substance) the product of vaporization of a solid


Broader (hypernym)gas


Narrower (hyponym)bichloride of mercury, corrosive sublimate, mercuric chloride, mercury chloride


English verb: sublimate

1. sublimate (motion) direct energy or urges into useful activities


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)airt, redirect


Narrower (hyponym)desexualise, desexualize

2. sublimate (change) make more subtle or refined


Synonymsrarefy, subtilize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. sublimate (change) remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation


SamplesPurify the water.


Synonymsdistill, make pure, purify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate


Narrower (hyponym)purge, rectify, refine


Verb groupdistil, distill


Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

4. sublimate (change) change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting


SamplesSublime iodine.
Some salts sublime when heated.


Synonymssublime


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)aerify, gasify, vaporise, vaporize

5. sublimate (change) vaporize and then condense right back again


Synonymssublime


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Narrower (hyponym)resublime


Entailcondense, evaporate, vaporise, vaporize









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