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VERB (2)

1. vaporize and then condense right back again;
[syn: sublime, sublimate]

2. change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting;
- Example: "sublime iodine"
- Example: "some salts sublime when heated"
[syn: sublime, sublimate]


ADJECTIVE (4)

1. inspiring awe;
- Example: "well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity"- M.S.Dworkin
- Example: "empyrean aplomb"- Hamilton Basso
- Example: "the sublime beauty of the night"
[syn: empyreal, empyrean, sublime]

2. worthy of adoration or reverence;
[syn: reverend, sublime]

3. lifted up or set high;
- Example: "their hearts were jocund and sublime"- Milton

4. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style;
- Example: "an exalted ideal"
- Example: "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks
- Example: "a noble and lofty concept"
- Example: "a grand purpose"
[syn: exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sublime \Sub*lime"\, a. [Compar. Sublimer; superl. Sublimest.] [L. sublimis; sub under + (perhaps) a word akin to limen lintel, sill, thus meaning, up to the lintel: cf. F. sublime. Cf. Eliminate.] 1. Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty. [1913 Webster] Sublime on these a tower of steel is reared. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; -- said of persons. "The sublime Julian leader." --De Quincey. [1913 Webster] 3. Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; -- said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed. [1913 Webster] Easy in words thy style, in sense sublime. --Prior. [1913 Webster] Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be strong. --Longfellow. [1913 Webster] 4. Elevated by joy; elate. [Poetic] [1913 Webster] Their hearts were jocund and sublime, Drunk with idolatry, drunk with wine. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. Lofty of mien; haughty; proud. [Poetic] "Countenance sublime and insolent." --Spenser. [1913 Webster] His fair, large front and eye sublime declared Absolute rule. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Syn: Exalted; lofty; noble; majestic. See Grand. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sublime \Sub*lime"\, n. That which is sublime; -- with the definite article; as: (a) A grand or lofty style in speaking or writing; a style that expresses lofty conceptions. [1913 Webster] The sublime rises from the nobleness of thoughts, the magnificence of words, or the harmonious and lively turn of the phrase. --Addison. [1913 Webster] (b) That which is grand in nature or art, as distinguished from the merely beautiful. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sublime \Sub*lime"\, v. i. (Chem.) To pass off in vapor, with immediate condensation; specifically, to evaporate or volatilize from the solid state without apparent melting; -- said of those substances, like arsenic, benzoic acid, etc., which do not exhibit a liquid form on heating, except under increased pressure. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sublime \Sub*lime"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sublimed; p. pr. & vb. n. Subliming.] [Cf. L. sublimare, F. sublimer to subject to sublimation. See Sublime, a., and cf. Sublimate, v. t.] 1. To raise on high. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] A soul sublimed by an idea above the region of vanity and conceit. --E. P. Whipple. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) To subject to the process of sublimation; to heat, volatilize, and condense in crystals or powder; to distill off, and condense in solid form; hence, also, to purify. [1913 Webster] 3. To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify. [1913 Webster] The sun . . . Which not alone the southern wit sublimes, But ripens spirits in cold, northern climes. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. To dignify; to ennoble. [1913 Webster] An ordinary gift can not sublime a person to a supernatural employment. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sublime adj 1: inspiring awe; "well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity"- M.S.Dworkin; "empyrean aplomb"- Hamilton Basso; "the sublime beauty of the night" [syn: empyreal, empyrean, sublime] 2: worthy of adoration or reverence [syn: reverend, sublime] 3: lifted up or set high; "their hearts were jocund and sublime"- Milton 4: of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose" [syn: exalted, elevated, sublime, grand, high-flown, high-minded, lofty, rarefied, rarified, idealistic, noble-minded] v 1: vaporize and then condense right back again [syn: sublime, sublimate] 2: 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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