Sophisticate

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.
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To sophisticate the understanding.
Southey.
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Yet Butler professes to stick to plain facts, not to sophisticate, not to refine.
M. Arnold.
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They purchase but sophisticated ware.
Dryden.
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Syn. -- To adulterate; debase; corrupt; vitiate.
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So*phis"ti*cate

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So*phis"ti*ca`ted

(?), } a. Adulterated; not pure; not genuine.
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So truth, while only one supplied the state,
Grew scare and dear, and yet sophisticate.
Dryden.
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