Definition of subtilization in US English:

subtilization

(British subtilisation)

noun

archaic
  • See subtilize

    • ‘To talk of subtilization thus is to highlight its secondary meaning in its original French, i.e. signifying theft or a spiriting away.’
    • ‘Realism itself, therefore, best is seen as an extension and subtilization of this Romantic supertext.’
    • ‘The local removal of the metallization of the fiber is based on the fact that the ignition of the arc is accompanied by flame-like ignition and subtilization of the metal layer on the fiber.’
    • ‘Not to mention his subtilisation and sublimation of his or her ordinary sense of identity.’
    • ‘This is the subtilization of that which is gross.’

Pronunciation

subtilization

/ˌsəd(ə)ləˈzeɪʃ(ə)n//ˌsəd(ə)ləˈzāSH(ə)n/