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English adjective: sublimate

1. sublimate made pure



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.


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

Broader (hypernym)aerify, gasify, vaporise, vaporize

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


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

Narrower (hyponym)resublime

Entailcondense, evaporate, vaporise, vaporize

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