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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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To sublimate the solid block of ammonia carbamate, electrically heated oil is sprayed from the bottom of the dosing unit up against the block of ammonia carbamate.
The steep pressure gradients inside the system indicate the potential for a highly dynamic system that depends on the mass flow rate of the heated fluid to sublimate the ammonia carbamate above 140[degrees]F.
When icy bodies from the outer solar system venture inside Jupiter's orbit, they sublimate and form tails, so astronomers have assumed that any ice on main-belt asteroids disappeared eons ago.
Stuck in a doting but flat marriage to a sweet petshop worker named Lotte (Cameron Diaz, winsomely deglamorized beneath a frizzy Alice in Wonderland spray of brown hair), he sublimates all of his passions through his wooden doll surrogates.