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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 so·phis·ti·cate /səˈfɪstəˌket/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 so·phis·ti·cate /səˈfɪstəˌket/ 及物動詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So·phis·ti·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sophisticated p. pr. & vb. n. Sophisticating.]  To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage; to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine.
    To sophisticate the understanding.   --Southey.
    Yet Butler professes to stick to plain facts, not to sophisticate, not to refine.   --M. Arnold.
    They purchase but sophisticated ware.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To adulterate; debase; corrupt; vitiate.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So·phis·ti·cate So·phis·ti·ca·ted a. Adulterated; not pure; not genuine.
 So truth, while only one supplied the state,
 Grew scare and dear, and yet sophisticate.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a worldly-wise person [syn: man of the world]
      v 1: make less natural or innocent; "Their manners had
           sophisticated the young girls"
      2: practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about
         in order to mislead or deceive [syn: twist, twist
         around, pervert, convolute]
      3: alter and make impure, as with the intention to deceive;
         "Sophisticate rose water with geraniol" [syn: doctor, doctor
      4: make more complex or refined; "a sophisticated design"