So*phis"ti*cate (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sophisticated (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sophisticating.] [LL. sophisticatus, p.p. of sophisticare to sophisticate.]

To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage; to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine.


To sophisticate the understanding. Southey.

Yet Butler professes to stick to plain facts, not to sophisticate, not to refine. M. Arnold.

They purchase but sophisticated ware. Dryden.

Syn. -- To adulterate; debase; corrupt; vitiate.


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So*phis"ti*cate (?), So*phis"ti*ca`ted (?), a.

Adulterated; not pure; not genuine.

So truth, while only one supplied the state, Grew scare and dear, and yet sophisticate. Dryden.


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