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  • verb Present participle of sublime.

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Examples

  • Ice is continually condensing and subliming throughout the year, so there are a lot of dynamic processes that cause Mars 'atmosphere to inflate and deflate like a little ball.

    SETI Institute: Life at the SETI Institute: Adrian Brown -- The Time for Mars is Now

  • He was melting it, subliming it, making room for himself.

    The Clique

  • Assuming I am dead wrong about the cooling effects of melting and subliming ice, are not the consequences of that process important nevertheless?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Kilamanjaro are too cold to allow the icecap to melt (it is subliming due to lack of snowfall, a completely different process) (point #4).

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Economic Climate Change Denialism:

  • The snow was falling through and into the dryer air, and it's evaporating, or subliming, on the way down, and not getting there until the airport -- until the air saturates.

    CNN Transcript Dec 18, 2009

  • Assuming I am dead wrong about the cooling effects of melting and subliming ice, are not the consequences of that process important nevertheless?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • The snow is falling through and into the drier air and it's evaporating or subliming on the way down and not getting there until the air saturates.

    CNN Transcript Dec 18, 2009

  • TATP would be of little to no use in toy noisemakers as the compound is prone to subliming, i.e.: going straight from the solid form to the gaseous form.

    Boing Boing: August 13, 2006 - August 19, 2006 Archives

  • There has long been speculation that some deposits of water ice might exist on the moon, hidden in deep craters near its poles -- the only places that never get bathed in sunlight as the moon rotates, and therefore the only place where ice could survive on the surface without melting away or, technically, subliming away -- that is, turning directly into vapor over the eons.

    Next Generation: July 2008

  • There has long been speculation that some deposits of water ice might exist on the moon, hidden in deep craters near its poles -- the only places that never get bathed in sunlight as the moon rotates, and therefore the only place where ice could survive on the surface without melting away or, technically, subliming away -- that is, turning directly into vapor over the eons.

    Next Generation: Student Planetary Science

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