verb (used with object), subtilized, subtilizing.
to elevate in character; sublimate.
to make (the mind, senses, etc.) keen or discerning; sharpen.
to introduce subtleties into or argue subtly about.
to make thin, rare, or more fluid or volatile; refine.
verb (used without object), subtilized, subtilizing.
to make subtle distinctions or to argue subtly.
(transitive) to bring to a purer state; refine
to debate subtly
(transitive) to make (the mind, etc) keener


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