Definition for SUB'LI-MATE

SUB'LI-MATE, v.t. [from sublime.]

  1. To bring a solid substance, as camphor or sulphur, into the state of vapor by heat, which on cooling, returns again to the solid state. [See Sublimation.]
  2. To refine and exalt; to highten; to elevate. And as his actions rose, so raise they still their vein, / In words whose weight suits a sublimated strain. – Dryden.

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