sophisticator

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sophisticate
 
vb
1.  (tr) to make (someone) less natural or innocent, as by education
2.  to pervert or corrupt (an argument, etc) by sophistry
3.  (tr) to make more complex or refined
4.  rare to falsify (a text, etc) by alterations
 
n
5.  a sophisticated person
 
[C14: from Medieval Latin sophisticāre, from Latin sophisticus sophistic]
 
sophisti'cation
 
n
 
so'phisticator
 
n

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