imperfect & past participle Sophisticated; present participle & verbal noun Sophisticating., (Late Latin) sophisticatus, past participle of sophisticare to sophisticate.
To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage; to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine. Howell. To sophisticate the understanding. Southey. Yet Butler professes to stick to plain facts, not to sophisticate, not to refine. Middle Arnold. They purchase but sophisticated ware. Dryden.
Adulterated; not pure; not genuine. So truth, while only one supplied the state, Grew scare and dear, and yet sophisticate. Dryden.
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First English usage circa 1601. Medieval Latin sophisticatus.
(having obtained worldly experience): worldly
sophisticated simple past tense and past participle of sophisticate
Adjective sophisticated (comparative more sophisticated, superlative most sophisticated) Having obtained worldly experience, and lacking naiveté; cosmopolitan. Elegant, refined. Complicated, especially of complex technology. Appealing to the tastes of an intellectual; cerebral. (obsolete, UK) Dishonest or misleading.
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