Sub"li*ma`tion (?), n. [LL. sublimatio: cf. F. sublimation.]
The act or process of subliming, or the state or result of being sublimed.
<-- the process of vaporizing a solid and recondensing it into a solid, without it having first passed into the liquid state. Certain solids, such as camphor, have a suffiently high vapor pressure in the solid phase to make this a practical method for purification. -->
The act of heightening or improving; exaltation; elevation; purification.
That which is sublimed; the product of a purifying process.
Religion is the perfection, refinement, and sublimation of morality.
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