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Definition of the verb subtilise

What does subtilise mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: subtilised | subtilising | subtilises

  1. make (senses) more keen
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • alternative spelling: subtilize
    • more generic words: heighten / sharpen = make (one's senses) more acute

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Google previewAn universal etymological English dictionary (1731)

... by N. Bailey, ... by Nathan Bailey

[subtilise,. F. of. subtili-. SU'BTILITY J" tas, L.] Craft, sharpness of Wit; a subtle Trick, a cunning Fetch, a Quirk. To.SUBTRA'CT [fubtraSum, L.] to deduct, or take from. SUBTRA'CTION [in Arithmetick] is the taking one thing from another, to find the ...

Google previewAmerican Encyclopedic Dictionary (1897)

subtilise. 3914. subnrbial. Bub -tll-l%e (or as But 1-Iie), «. «.4i. [Fr. «ufr- UUser.] A. Transitive: 1. /.if. ; To make floe or thin ; to make lees gross or coarse. "Chyle, being mixed with the choler and pancreatick juice*, la further subtilized." —Ray ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge (1806)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

[subtilise, Fr. fruit) subtile.) 1.

Google previewEtymological and Pronouncing Dictionary of Difficult Words (1882)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Subtilise (R. xxxi.) ...

Google previewA Milton Encyclopedia (1983)

by William Bridges Hunter

the portions of tertiary light are not sufficient to subtilise and purify the dense and rebellious spirits of the lowest shadows. Whence it happens that matter conquers . . . and the form of light is ...

Google previewThe Botanist's and Gardener's New Dictionary (1763)

Containing the Names, Classes, Orders, Generic Characters, and Specific Distinctions of the Several Plants Cultivated in England, According to ... Linnaeus ... In which is Also Comprised, a Gardener's Calendar ... and to which is Prefixed, an Introduction to the Linnaean System of Botany ... by James Wheeler

LEAF, Folium, in the natural history os plants, a very essential and ornamental part os plants, whose chies office is to subtilise and give more spirit to the abundance os nourishing sap, and to convey it to the little buds. Botanists consider the ...

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Scrabble value of S1U1B3T1I1L1I1S1E1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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