Definition of sublimatory in English:

sublimatory

noun

Chemistry
rare, historical
  • A container in which substances are heated in order to sublime them.

adjective

  • 1Of a container, furnace, etc.: used in sublimation. Now historical and rare.

  • 2Psychoanalysis. Of, relating to, or characterized by sublimation.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Geoffrey Chaucer (c1340–1400), poet and administrator. From Middle French sublimatoire or its probable etymon post-classical Latin sublimatorium (although this is apparently first attested later: 1490 in a British source) from classical Latin sublīmāt-, past participial stem of sublīmāre + -ōrium<br>early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From post-classical Latin sublimatorius for, or, or relating to the chemical process of sublimation from classical Latin sublīmāt-, past participial stem of sublīmāre + -ōrius.

Pronunciation

sublimatory

/ˌsʌblɪˈmeɪt(ə)ri//səˈblɪmət(ə)ri/