HyperDic: sublimate

English > 7 senses of the word sublimate:
VERBmotionsublimatedirect energy or urges into useful activities
changesublimate, rarefy, subtilizemake more subtle or refined
changesublimate, purify, make pure, distillremove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
changesublimate, sublimechange or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
changesublimate, sublimevaporize and then condense right back again
NOUNsubstancesublimatethe product of vaporization of a solid
ADJECTIVEallsublimatemade pure
English > sublimate: 7 senses > adjective 1
Meaningmade pure.
BroaderpureFree of extraneous elements of any kind
Spanishpurificado, refinado, sublimado
English > sublimate: 7 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningThe product of vaporization of a solid.
Narrowermercuric chloride, mercury chloride, bichloride of mercury, corrosive sublimateA white poisonous soluble crystalline sublimate of mercury
BroadergasA fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely
Spanishsublimado
Catalansublimat
Verbssublimateremove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
sublimatechange or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
sublime, sublimatevaporize and then condense right back again
English > sublimate: 7 senses > verb 1, motion
Meaningdirect energy or urges into useful activities.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Narrowerdesexualize, desexualisedirect one's libidinous urges into another direction
Broaderredirect, airtchannel into a new direction
Spanishsublimar
Nounssublimation(psychology) modifying the natural expression of an impulse or instinct (especially a sexual one) to one that is socially acceptable
English > sublimate: 7 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake more subtle or refined.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsrarefy, subtilize
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishsutilizar
Catalansubtilitzar
English > sublimate: 7 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningRemove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymspurify, make pure, distill
Categorychemistry, chemical scienceThe science of matter
NarrowerpurgeRid of impurities
refine, rectifyReduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state
Broaderbetter, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorateTo make better
Similar todistill, distilUndergo the process of distillation
Spanishdestilar, purificar, sublimar
Catalandestil·lar, purificar
Nounssublimatethe product of vaporization of a solid
English > sublimate: 7 senses > verb 4, change
Meaningchange or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting.
PatternSomething ----s; Something ----s something
Synonymsublime
Broadergasify, vaporize, vaporise, aerifyTurn into gas
Spanishsublimar
Nounssublimatethe product of vaporization of a solid
sublimation(chemistry) a change directly from the solid to the gaseous state without becoming liquid
English > sublimate: 7 senses > verb 5, change
Meaningvaporize and then condense right back again.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsublime
EntailscondenseCause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid / liquid
evaporate, vaporize, vaporiseLose or cause to lose liquid / liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
Narrowerresublimesublime (a compound) once again
BroaderchangeUndergo a change
Spanishsublimar
Catalansublimar
Participlesublimatedpassing or having passed from the solid to the gaseous state (or vice versa) without becoming liquid / liquid
Nounssublimatethe product of vaporization of a solid

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