A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
SUBLIME
[adjective]
1. of high moral, aesthetic, intellectual, or spiritual value; noble; exalted.
2. inspiring deep veneration, awe, or uplifting emotion because of its beauty, nobility, grandeur, or immensity.
3. unparalleled; supreme.
4. Poetic: of proud bearing or aspect.
5. Archaic: raised up.
[noun]
6. the sublime: something that is sublime.
7. the ultimate degree or perfect example.
[verb]
8. to make higher or purer.
9. Chemistry: a) to change or cause to change directly from a solid to a vapour or gas without first melting to sublime iodine many mercury salts sublime when heated, b) to undergo or cause to undergo this process followed by a reverse change directly from a vapour to a solid to sublime iodine onto glass.
Etymology: from Latin sublīmis “lofty”, perhaps from sub- “up to” + līmen “lintel”.
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SUBLIME

[adjective]

1. of high moral, aesthetic, intellectual, or spiritual value; noble; exalted.

2. inspiring deep veneration, awe, or uplifting emotion because of its beauty, nobility, grandeur, or immensity.

3. unparalleled; supreme.

4. Poetic: of proud bearing or aspect.

5. Archaic: raised up.

[noun]

6. the sublime: something that is sublime.

7. the ultimate degree or perfect example.

[verb]

8. to make higher or purer.

9. Chemistry: a) to change or cause to change directly from a solid to a vapour or gas without first melting to sublime iodine many mercury salts sublime when heated, b) to undergo or cause to undergo this process followed by a reverse change directly from a vapour to a solid to sublime iodine onto glass.

Etymology: from Latin sublīmis “lofty”, perhaps from sub- “up to” + līmen “lintel”.

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