Subliming
Sublime Sub*lime", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sublimed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subliming}.] [Cf. L. sublimare, F. sublimer to subject to sublimation. See {Sublime}, a., and cf. {Sublimate}, v. t.] 1. To raise on high. [Archaic] [1913 Webster]

A soul sublimed by an idea above the region of vanity and conceit. --E. P. Whipple. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) To subject to the process of sublimation; to heat, volatilize, and condense in crystals or powder; to distill off, and condense in solid form; hence, also, to purify. [1913 Webster]

3. To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify. [1913 Webster]

The sun . . . Which not alone the southern wit sublimes, But ripens spirits in cold, northern climes. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To dignify; to ennoble. [1913 Webster]

An ordinary gift can not sublime a person to a supernatural employment. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]


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