Sublimate is defined as to cause the change of a gas into a solid or a solid into a gas without becoming a liquid, or to have a refining effect on someone or something.(verb)
An example of sublimate is dry ice turning directly into carbon dioxide from solid form.
See sublimate in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: < L sublimatus, pp. of sublimare: see sublime,
See sublimate in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb sub·li·mat·ed, sub·li·mat·ing, sub·li·mates verb, transitive
Origin: Latin sublīmāre, sublīmāt-, to elevate
Origin: , from sublīmis, uplifted.
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