how to pronounce sublimate


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sublimate is pronounced in three syllables

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meanings of sublimate


  1. To purify or refine a substance through such a change of state.
  2. To raise to a place of honor; to refine and exalt.
  3. To change state from a solid to a gas without passing through the liquid state.
  4. To modify the natural expression of a sexual or primitive instinct in a socially acceptable manner; to divert the energy of such an instinct into some acceptable activity.


  1. A product obtained by sublimation.

sublimate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sublimate occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sublimate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sublimate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) life, nature, and living environment;

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