Meaning of SUBLIME in English


I. verb (~d; subliming) Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French ~r, from Medieval Latin sublimare to refine, ~, from Latin, to elevate, from sublimis Date: 14th century transitive verb to cause to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state and condense back to solid form, 2. \French ~r, from Latin sublimare] a. to elevate or exalt especially in dignity or honor, to render finer (as in purity or excellence), to convert (something inferior) into something of higher worth, intransitive verb to pass directly from the solid to the vapor state, sublimable adjective ~r noun II. adjective (~r; -est) Etymology: Latin sublimis, literally, high, elevated Date: circa 1567 1. lofty, grand, or exalted in thought, expression, or manner, of outstanding spiritual, intellectual, or moral worth, tending to inspire awe usually because of elevated quality (as of beauty, nobility, or grandeur) or transcendent excellence, 2. high in place, lofty of mien ; haughty , supreme , complete , utter , see: splendid ~ly adverb ~ness noun

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