Sophisticate So*phis"ti*cate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sophisticated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sophisticating}.] [LL. sophisticatus, p. p. of sophisticare to sophisticate.] To render worthless by admixture; to adulterate; to damage; to pervert; as, to sophisticate wine. --Howell. [1913 Webster]

To sophisticate the understanding. --Southey. [1913 Webster]

Yet Butler professes to stick to plain facts, not to sophisticate, not to refine. --M. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

They purchase but sophisticated ware. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To adulterate; debase; corrupt; vitiate. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.