subtilize (third-person singular simple present subtilizes, present participle subtilizing, simple past and past participle subtilized)
- (transitive) To make subtle; to make thin or fine; to make less gross or coarse.
- (transitive) To refine; to spin into niceties.
- to subtilize arguments
- Nor as yet have we subtilized ourselves into savages.
- (intransitive) To use subtle arguments or distinctions.