subtilize

Definitions of subtilize
  1. verb
    make more subtle or refined
    synonyms: rarefy, sublimate
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    type of:
    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  2. verb
    mark fine distinctions and subtleties, as among words
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    type of:
    discern, discriminate, know apart
    recognize or perceive the difference
  3. verb
    make (senses) more keen
    synonyms: subtilise
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    type of:
    heighten, sharpen
    make (one's senses) more acute
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