subtilization
noun see subtilize

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Subtilization — Sub til*i*za tion, n. [Cf. F. subtilization.] 1. The act of making subtile. [1913 Webster] 2. (Old Chem.) The operation of making so volatile as to rise in steam or vapor. [1913 Webster] 3. Refinement; subtlety; extreme attenuation. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subtilization — See subtilize. * * * …   Universalium

  • subtilization — sub·til·iza·tion …   English syllables

  • subtilization — ˌsəd.ələ̇ˈzāshən, ˌsə(b)təl , ˌsəbtə̇l , əlˌīˈz , ə̇ˌlīˈz noun ( s) : an act or instance or the practice of subtilizing : subtlety …   Useful english dictionary

  • subtilize — subtilization, n. subtilizer, n. /sut l uyz , sub teuh luyz /, v., subtilized, subtilizing. v.t. 1. to elevate in character; sublimate. 2. to make (the mind, senses, etc.) keen or discerning; sharpen. 3. to introduce subtleties into or argue… …   Universalium

  • Exaltation — Ex al*ta tion, n. [L. exaltatio: cf. F.exaltation.] 1. The act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation. [1913 Webster] Wondering at my flight, and change To this high exaltation. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subtilize — verb ( ized; izing) Date: 1592 intransitive verb to act or think subtly transitive verb to make subtile • subtilization noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • exaltation — noun a) The act of exalting or raising high; also, the state of being exalted; elevation. b) The refinement or subtilization of a body, or the increasing of its virtue or principal property …   Wiktionary

  • thinning — Synonyms and related words: Sanforizing, abatement, adulteration, atrophy, attenuation, attrition, blunting, consumption, contour plowing, cultivating, cultivation, culture, cutting, damping, deadening, debilitation, devitalization, diluent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Rarity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Rarity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 rarity rarity tenuity Sgm: N 1 absence of solidity absence of solidity &c. 321 Sgm: N 1 subtility subtility Sgm: N 1 subtilty subtilty subtlety Sgm: N 1 sponginess …   English dictionary for students

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