(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.

To sophisticate the understanding.

Yet Butler professes to stick to plain facts, not to sophisticate, not to refine.
M. Arnold.

They purchase but sophisticated ware.

Syn. — To adulterate; debase; corrupt; vitiate.

(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.

(So*phis`ti*ca"tion) n. [Cf. LL. sophisticatio, F. sophistication.] The act of sophisticating; adulteration; as, the sophistication of drugs. Boyle.

(So*phis"ti*ca`tor) n. One who sophisticates.

(Soph"ist*ry) n. [OE. sophistrie, OF. sophisterie.]

1. The art or process of reasoning; logic. [Obs.]

2. The practice of a sophist; fallacious reasoning; reasoning sound in appearance only.

The juggle of sophistry consists, for the most part, in using a word in one sense in the premise, and in another sense in the conclusion.

Syn. — See Fallacy.

(Soph"o*more) n. [Probably fr. soph or sophister + Gr. foolish. The word was probably introduced into the United States at an early date, from the University of Cambridge, England. Among the cant terms at that university, as given in the Gradus ad Cantabrigiam, we find Soph- Mor as "the next distinctive appellation to Freshman," but the term has now almost ceased to be known at the English university from whence it came.] One belonging to the second of the four classes in an American college, or one next above a freshman. [Formerly written also sophimore.]

(Soph`o*mor"ic Soph`o*mor"ic*al) , a. Of or pertaining to a sophomore; resembling a sophomore; hence, pretentious; inflated in style or manner; as, sophomoric affectation. [U. S.]

(So*pho"ra) n. [Ar. ufair.] (Bot.) (a) A genus of leguminous plants. (b) A tree (Sophora Japonica) of Eastern Asia, resembling the common locust; occasionally planted in the United States.

(Soph"ta) n. See Softa.

(So"pite) v. t. [L. sopitus, p. p. of sopire to put to sleep; akin to sopor a sleeping draught, a heavy sleep.] To lay asleep; to put to sleep; to quiet. [Obs.]

The king's declaration for the sopiting of all Arminian heresies.

(So*pi"tion) n. The act of putting to sleep, or the state of being put to sleep; sleep. [Obs.]

Dementation and sopition of reason.
Sir T. Browne.

(||So"por) n. [L.] (Med.) Profound sleep from which a person can be roused only with difficulty.

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