verb (used with object), so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), so·phis·ti·cat·ed, so·phis·ti·cat·ing.
Origin of sophisticate
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In 1731 an Act has been passed prescribing a penalty for sophisticating tea.The Sanitary Evolution of London
Henry Lorenzo Jephson
noun (səˈfɪstɪˌkeɪt, -kɪt)
Word Origin for sophisticate
c.1400, "make impure by admixture," from Medieval Latin sophisticatus, past participle of sophisticare (see sophistication). From c.1600 as "corrupt, delude by sophistry;" from 1796 as "deprive of simplicity." Related: Sophisticated; sophisticating. As a noun meaning "sophisticated person" from 1921.