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Sub"li*ma`tion (?), n. [LL. sublimatio: cf. F. sublimation.]

1. Chem.

The act or process of subliming, or the state or result of being sublimed.

<-- the process of vaporizing a solid and recondensing it into a solid, without it having first passed into the liquid state. Certain solids, such as camphor, have a suffiently high vapor pressure in the solid phase to make this a practical method for purification. -->

2.

The act of heightening or improving; exaltation; elevation; purification.

3.

That which is sublimed; the product of a purifying process.

Religion is the perfection, refinement, and sublimation of morality. South.

 

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