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

 sub·til·ize /ˈsʌtḷˌaɪz, ˈsʌbtəˌlaɪz/
 (v.)使稀薄;使精細;細微區別

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·til·ize v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subtilized p. pr. & vb. n. Subtilizing ]
 1. To make thin or fine; to make less gross or coarse.
 2. To refine; to spin into niceties; as, to subtilize arguments.
    Nor as yet have we subtilized ourselves into savages.   --Burke.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·til·ize, v. i. To refine in argument; to make very nice distinctions.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 subtilize
      v 1: mark fine distinctions and subtleties, as among words
      2: make more subtle or refined [syn: rarefy, sublimate]
      3: make (senses) more keen [syn: subtilise]