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SUBLIME

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sublime mean? 

SUBLIME (adjective)
  The adjective SUBLIME has 4 senses:

1. inspiring awe
2. worthy of adoration or reverence
3. lifted up or set high
4. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

  Familiarity information: SUBLIME used as an adjective is uncommon.


SUBLIME (verb)
  The verb SUBLIME has 2 senses:

1. vaporize and then condense right back again
2. change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting

  Familiarity information: SUBLIME used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SUBLIME (adjective)


Sense 1sublime [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Inspiring awe

Synonyms:

sublime; empyrean; empyreal

Context examples:

well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity / empyrean aplomb / the sublime beauty of the night

Similar:

glorious (having or deserving or conferring glory)


Sense 2sublime [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Worthy of adoration or reverence

Synonyms:

reverend; sublime

Similar:

sacred (concerned with religion or religious purposes)


Sense 3sublime [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lifted up or set high

Context example:

their hearts were jocund and sublime

Similar:

elated (exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits)

Domain usage:

archaicism; archaism (the use of an archaic expression)


Sense 4sublime [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style

Synonyms:

exalted; noble-minded; lofty; high-minded; idealistic; high-flown; rarefied; rarified; sublime; grand

Context examples:

an exalted ideal / argue in terms of high-flown ideals / a noble and lofty concept / a grand purpose

Similar:

noble (having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character)


SUBLIME (verb)


Sense 1sublime [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Vaporize and then condense right back again

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

sublime; sublimate

Hypernyms (to "sublime" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

"Sublime" entails doing...:

condense (cause a gas or vapor to change into a liquid)

evaporate; vaporise; vaporize (lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "sublime"):

resublime (sublime (a compound) once again)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2sublime [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

sublime; sublimate

Context examples:

sublime iodine / some salts sublime when heated

Hypernyms (to "sublime" is one way to...):

aerify; gasify; vaporise; vaporize (turn into gas)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something ----s something


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