Sub"til*ize (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subtilized (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Subtilizing (?).] [L. subtiliser.]


To make thin or fine; to make less gross or coarse.


To refine; to spin into niceties; as, to subtilize arguments.

Nor as yet have we subtilized ourselves into savages. Burke.


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Sub"til*ize, v. i.

To refine in argument; to make very nice distinctions.



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