1. [ verb ] (chemistry) vaporize and then condense right back again
Synonyms: sublime
Related terms: change resublime evaporate condense
2. [ verb ] (chemistry) remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
Synonyms: distill purify make_pure

"purify the water"

Related terms: better purge refine chemistry distill distillation purity purification distillate purifier
3. [ verb ] make more subtle or refined
Synonyms: subtilize rarefy
Related terms: change
4. [ verb ] (psychology) direct energy or urges into useful activities
Related terms: redirect desexualize sublimation
5. [ adjective ] made pure
Synonyms: purified refined
Related terms: pure
6. [ verb ] change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
Synonyms: sublime

"sublime iodine" "some salts sublime when heated"

Related terms: gasify
7. [ noun ] (chemistry) the product of vaporization of a solid
Related terms: gas mercuric_chloride sublime
Similar spelling:   sublimated