subtilize

verb
sub·​til·​ize | \ ˈsə-tᵊl-ˌīz How to pronounce subtilize (audio) , ˈsəb-tə-ˌlīz \
subtilized; subtilizing

Definition of subtilize

intransitive verb

: to act or think subtly

Other Words from subtilize

subtilization \ ˌsə-​tᵊl-​ə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce subtilization (audio) , ˌsəb-​tə-​lə-​ \ noun

First Known Use of subtilize

1592, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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“Subtilize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtilize. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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