Definition for SO-PHIST'IC-ATE

SO-PHIST'IC-ATE, v.t. [Fr. sophistiquer; Sp. sofisticar.]

  1. To adulterate; to corrupt by something spurious or foreign; to pervert; as, to sophisticate nature, philosophy or the understanding. – Hooker. South.
  2. To adulterate; to render spurious; as merchandise; as, to sophisticate wares or liquors. They purchase but sophisticated ware. – Dryden.

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