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Verb: subtilize  'sú-tu,lIz
  1. Mark fine distinctions and subtleties, as among words
    - subtilise [Brit]
  2. Make more subtle or refined
    - rarefy, sublimate, rarify [rare], subtilise [Brit]
  3. Make (senses) more keen
    - subtilise [Brit]

Derived forms: subtilizes, subtilized, subtilizing

Type of: alter, change, discriminate, heighten, know apart, modify, sharpen