Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sublimate

1 sense of sublimate

Sense 1
sublimate -- (the product of vaporization of a solid)
       => gas -- (a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sublimate

5 senses of sublimate

Sense 1
sublimate -- (direct energy or urges into useful activities)
       => redirect, airt -- (channel into a new direction; "redirect your attention to the danger from the fundamentalists")

Sense 2
rarefy, sublimate, subtilize -- (make more subtle or refined)
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
purify, sublimate, make pure, distill -- (remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation; "purify the water")
       => better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate -- (to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes")

Sense 4
sublime, sublimate -- (change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting; "sublime iodine"; "some salts sublime when heated")
       => gasify, vaporize, vaporise, aerify -- (turn into gas; "The substance gasified")

Sense 5
sublime, sublimate -- (vaporize and then condense right back again)
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Antonyms of adj sublimate

1 sense of sublimate

Sense 1
sublimate -- (made pure)

INDIRECT (VIA pure) -> impure -- (combined with extraneous elements)

Similarity of adj sublimate

1 sense of sublimate

Sense 1
sublimate -- (made pure)
       => pure (vs. impure) -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")

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