subtilize

verb

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

intransitive verb

: to act or think subtly
subtilization noun

Word History

First Known Use

1592, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

Time Traveler
The first known use of subtilize was in 1592

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“Subtilize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtilize. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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