Sophisticate

Definition of Sophisticate

So`phis´ti`cate
v. t.1.To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage; to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine.
[imp. & p. p. Sophisticated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sophisticating.]
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.
a.1.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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