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 for sublimate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sublimate \Sub"li*mate\, n. [LL. sublimatum.] (Chem.)
     A product obtained by sublimation; hence, also, a purified
     product so obtained.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Corrosive sublimate. (Chem.) mercuric chloride. See
        Corrosive sublimate under Corrosive.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sublimate \Sub"li*mate\, a. [LL. sublimatus.]
     Brought into a state of vapor by heat, and again condensed as
     a solid.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sublimate \Sub"li*mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sublimated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Sublimating.] [L. sublimatus, p. p. of
     sublimare to raise, elevate, fr. sublimis high: cf. F.
     sublimer. See Sublime, a., and cf. Surlime, v. t.]
     1. To bring by heat into the state of vapor, which, on
        cooling, returns again to the solid state; as, to
        sublimate sulphur or camphor.
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     2. To refine and exalt; to heighten; to elevate.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The precepts of Christianity are . . . so apt to
              cleanse and sublimate the more gross and corrupt.
                                                    --Dr. H. More.
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     3. (Psychology) To redirect the energy (of sexual or other
        biological drives) into a more socially acceptable or
        constructive form.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sublimate
      adj 1: made pure
      n 1: the product of vaporization of a solid
      v 1: direct energy or urges into useful activities
      2: make more subtle or refined [syn: rarefy, sublimate,
         subtilize]
      3: remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and
         separate through the process of distillation; "purify the
         water" [syn: purify, sublimate, make pure, distill]
      4: change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor
         without first melting; "sublime iodine"; "some salts sublime
         when heated" [syn: sublime, sublimate]
      5: vaporize and then condense right back again [syn: sublime,
         sublimate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "sublimate":
     aerate, aerify, alluvion, alluvium, alter, ash, atomize, bolt,
     carbonate, channel, chlorinate, cinder, clarify, clear, clinker,
     decrassify, deposition, deposits, depurate, diluvium, distill,
     divert, draff, dregs, dross, edulcorate, elute, ember, emit,
     essentialize, etherify, etherize, evaporate, exhale, extract,
     feces, filter, filtrate, fluidize, fractionate, froth, fume,
     fumigate, gasify, give off, grounds, hydrogenate, inhibit,
     keep under, leach, lees, lixiviate, loess, moraine, offscum,
     oxygenate, percolate, perfume, precipitate, precipitation, purify,
     rectify, reek, refine, repress, scoria, screen, scum, sediment,
     send out, separate, settlings, sieve, sift, silt, sinter, slag,
     smoke, smother, smut, soot, spiritualize, spray, steam, stifle,
     strain, sublime, suppress, transform, transmute, try, vaporize,
     volatilize, winnow
  
  

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