3. Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed. Easy in words thy style, in sense sublime. (prior) Know how sublime a thing it is To suffer and be strong. (Longfellow)
Synonym: Exalted, lofty, noble, majestic. See Grand.
Origin: L. Sublimis; sub under _ (perhaps) a word akin to limen lintel, sill, thus meaning, up to the lintel: cf. F. Sublime. Cf. Eliminate.
Origin: Cf. L. Sublimare, F. Sublimer to subject to sublimation. See Sublime, and cf. Sublimate.
(Science: chemistry) To pass off in vapor, with immediate condensation; specifically, to evaporate or volatilize from the solid state without apparent melting; said of those substances, like arsenic, benzoic acid, etc, which do not exhibit a liquid form on heating, except under increased pressure.
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... The cold fractured surface (sometimes "etched" by increasing the temperature to about -100°C for several minutes to let some ice sublime) is then shadowed with evaporated platinum or gold at an average angle of 45° in a high vacuum evaporator. A second coat of carbon, evaporated ...
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