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sub·lime

(sŭb-līm'),
1. To sublimate.
2. To undergo a process of sublimation.

sublime

/sub·lime/ (sub-līm´) to volatilize a solid body by heat and then to collect it in a purified form as a solid or powder.

sublime

(sŭb-līm′) [L. sublimis, to the limit]
To evaporate a substance directly from the solid into the vapor state and condense it again. For example, metallic iodine on heating does not liquefy but directly forms a violet gas.