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verb as in purify

verb as in divert

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In Wignot’s dreamily eloquent film, she presents us with a portrait of a man who seemingly sublimated his entire being into the creation of his art, documenting Ailey’s magnificent career with a wealth of archival footage and interviews.

Like a pet particularly prone to shedding, Swift-Tuttle leaves behind tiny bits of itself as it ambles along through the solar system, particularly when it’s near our star, and its solid, icy surface heats up, sublimating into a gas.

It’s one of only five moons in the solar system known to be geologically active, as evidenced by its active geysers that spew sublimated nitrogen gas.

Still, dry ice sublimates, or turns directly into carbon dioxide gas.

In fact, I think it’s quite not, but I’m probably doing a whole lot of sublimating without knowing it.

It dissolves mercury, and with it forms corrosive sublimate.

I compounded this philter of corrosive sublimate and herbs that have an effect upon the skin.

Mademoiselle Huet saw that the box contained sublimate of mercury in powder and in paste.

Corrosive sublimate, saturated aqueous solution, for five minutes.

Of these, Lang's corrosive sublimate solution is decidedly the best all-round "fixative."


On this page you'll find 18 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sublimate, such as: clean, cleanse, rarefy, refine, and uphold.

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