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Definition of Sublime

Sublime

  1. Lifted up; high in place; exalted aloft; uplifted; lofty.
  2. Distinguished by lofty or noble traits; eminent; -- said of persons.
  3. Awakening or expressing the emotion of awe, adoration, veneration, heroic resolve, etc.; dignified; grand; solemn; stately; -- said of an impressive object in nature, of an action, of a discourse, of a work of art, of a spectacle, etc.; as, sublime scenery; a sublime deed.
  4. Elevated by joy; elate.
  5. Lofty of mien; haughty; proud.
  6. That which is sublime; -- with the definite article
  7. A grand or lofty style in speaking or writing; a style that expresses lofty conceptions.
  8. That which is grand in nature or art, as distinguished from the merely beautiful.
  9. To raise on high.
  10. 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.
  11. To exalt; to heighten; to improve; to purify.
  12. To dignify; to ennoble.
  13. 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.
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Sublime Translations

sublime in French is auguste
sublime in German is sublimierens, erhaben
sublime in Italian is elevato
sublime in Latin is sublimis
sublime in Spanish is encumbrado
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