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


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

      adj 1: having or appealing to those having worldly knowledge and
             refinement and savoir faire; "sophisticated young
             socialites"; "a sophisticated audience"; "a
             sophisticated lifestyle"; "a sophisticated book" [ant:
      2: ahead in development; complex or intricate; "advanced
         technology"; "a sophisticated electronic control system"
         [syn: advanced]
      3: marked by wide-ranging knowledge and appreciation of many
         parts of the world arising from urban life and wide
         travel; "the sophisticated manners of a true cosmopolite";
         "urbane and pliant...he was at ease even in the drawing
         rooms of Paris" [syn: urbane]
      4: intellectually appealing; "a sophisticated drama"