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Definitions of sublimate:

part of speech: verb

Product resulting from sublimation.

part of speech: verb

1. To bring a solid substance into a state of vapor and then to cause its condensation, in order to free it from non- vaporizable impurities. 2. Any substance which has been submitted to sublimation. 3. Corrosive sublimate, hydrargyri chloridum corrosivum.

Usage examples for sublimate:

  • The timbers of a house when fairly attacked are eaten from within till the beams are reduced to an absolute shell, so thin that it may be punched through with the point of the finger: and even kyanized wood, unless impregnated with an extra quantity of corrosive sublimate appears to occasion them no inconvenience. "Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon", J. Emerson Tennent
  • Corrosive sublimate A poisonous substance composed of chlorine and quicksilver. "The American Woman's Home", Catherine E. Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe

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