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Definition of 'sublime'


  1. vaporize and then condense right back again
       Synonyms: sublimate
  2. change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting; "sublime iodine"; "some salts sublime when heated"
       Synonyms: sublimate


  1. inspiring awe; "well-meaning ineptitude that rises to empyreal absurdity"- M.S.Dworkin; "empyrean aplomb"- Hamilton Basso; "the sublime beauty of the night"
       Synonyms: empyreal empyrean
  2. worthy of adoration or reverence
       Synonyms: reverend
  3. lifted up or set high; "their hearts were jocund and sublime"- Milton
  4. of high moral or intellectual value; elevated in nature or style; "an exalted ideal"; "argue in terms of high-flown ideals"- Oliver Franks; "a noble and lofty concept"; "a grand purpose"
       Synonyms: exalted grand high-flown high-minded lofty rarefied rarified idealistic noble-minded

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