subtilization


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sub·til·ize

 (sŭt′l-īz′, sŭb′tə-līz′)
v. sub·til·ized, sub·til·iz·ing, sub·til·iz·es
v.tr.
To render subtle: "I need to tell stories. I find new friends, new listeners, subtilize my lies" (Helen Yglesias).
v.intr.
To argue or discuss with subtlety; make fine distinctions.

sub′til·i·za′tion (-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
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bringing new subtilization, vision and beauty to the elements of experience.