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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