Subtilized
Subtilize Sub"til*ize, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Subtilized}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Subtilizing}.] [L. subtiliser.] 1. To make thin or fine; to make less gross or coarse. [1913 Webster]

2. To refine; to spin into niceties; as, to subtilize arguments. [1913 Webster]

Nor as yet have we subtilized ourselves into savages. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


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