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sublimate

 [sub´lĭ-māt]
1. a substance obtained by sublimation.
2. to accomplish sublimation.

sub·li·mate

(sŭb'li-māt),
1. To perform or accomplish sublimation.
2. Any substance that has been submitted to sublimation.
[L. sublimo, pp. -atus, to raise on high, fr. sublimis, high]

sublimate

(sŭb′lə-māt′)
v. subli·mated, subli·mating, subli·mates
v.intr. Chemistry
To be transformed directly from the solid to the gaseous state or from the gaseous to the solid state without becoming a liquid.
v.tr.
1. Chemistry To cause (a solid or gas) to sublimate.
2.
a. To modify the natural expression of (a primitive, instinctual impulse) in a socially acceptable manner.
b. To divert the energy associated with (an unacceptable impulse or drive) into an acceptable activity.
n.
Chemistry A product of sublimation.

sub′li·ma′tion (-mā′shən) n.

sub·li·mate

(sŭb'lim-āt)
1. To perform or accomplish sublimation.
2. Any substance that has been submitted to sublimation.
[L. sublimo, pp. -atus, to raise on high, fr. sublimis, high]

sub·li·mate

(sŭb'lim-āt)
1. To perform or accomplish sublimation.
2. Any substance submitted to sublimation.
[L. sublimo, pp. -atus, to raise on high, fr. sublimis, high]
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Although the tail is too faint for spectroscopic measurements, Hsieh and Jewitt infer from the dust's velocity and the long duration of activity that the material is ejected when subsurface water ice sublimates, that is, turns directly from solid to gas.
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