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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Make (senses) more keen; Make more or refined; Mark fine distinctions, as among words.

Usage examples (16)
  • Remember they are trying to subtilize, trying to eliminate the gross, and are trying to make everything in which the Light can function.
  • And if reputation and reward shall attend these conquests, which depend mostly on the fineness and niceties of words, it is no wonder if the wit of man so employed, should...
  • Avenarius, Willy, Mach, etc. subtilize this process so far as to reduce all experience to internal
  • By long brooding over our recollections, we subtilize them into something akin to imaginary stuff, and hardly capable of being distinguished from it. for more
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