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.

Howell.

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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