3. To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.
The sun . . .Pope.
Which not alone the southern wit sublimes,
But ripens spirits in cold, northern climes.
4. To dignify; to ennoble.
An ordinary gift can not sublime a person to a supernatural employment.Jer. Taylor.
(Sub*lime") v. i. (Chem.) 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.
(Sub*limed") a. (Chem.) Having been subjected to the process of sublimation; hence, also,
purified. "Sublimed mercurie." Chaucer.
(Sub*lime"ly) adv. In a sublime manner.
(Sub*lime"ness), n. The quality or state of being sublime; sublimity.
(Sub*lim`i*fi*ca"tion) n. [L. sublimis sublime + -ficare to make. See -ry.] The act of
making sublime, or state of being made sublime.
(Sub*lim"i*ty) n.; pl. Sublimities [L. sublimitas: cf. F. sublimité.]
1. The quality or state of being sublime
2. That which is sublime; as, the sublimities of nature.
Syn. Grandeur; magnificence. Sublimity, Grandeur. The mental state indicated by these two
words is the same, namely, a mingled emotion of astonishment and awe. In speaking of the quality
which produces this emotion, we call it grandeur when it springs from what is vast in space, power,
etc.; we call it sublimity when it springs from what is elevated far above the ordinary incidents of humanity.
An immense plain is grand. The heavens are not only grand, but sublime (as the predominating emotion),
from their immense height. Exalted intellect, and especially exalted virtue under severe trials, give us
the sense of moral sublimity, as in the case of our Savior in his prayer for his murderers. We do not
speak of Satan, when standing by the fiery gulf, with his "unconquerable will and study of revenge," as a
sublime object; but there is a melancholy grandeur thrown around him, as of an "archangel ruined."
(Sub*lin`e*a"tion) n. A mark of a line or lines under a word in a sentence, or under another
(||Sub*lin"gua) n.; pl. Sublinguæ [NL.] (Anat.) A process or fold below the tongue in some
(Sub*lin"gual) a. [Pref. sub + lingual: cf. F. sublingual.] (Anat.) (a) Situated under the
tongue; as, the sublingual gland. (b) Of or pertaining to the sublingual gland; as, sublingual salvia.
(Sub*li"tion) n. [L. sublinere, sublitum, to smear, to lay on as a ground color.] (Paint.) The
act or process of laying the ground in a painting. [R.]
(Sub*lit"to*ral) a. Under the shore. Smart.
(Sub*lob"u*lar) a. (Anat.) Situated under, or at the bases of, the lobules of the liver.
(Sub*lum"bar) a. (Anat.) Situated under, or on the ventral side of, the lumbar region of the