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refine

verb (v)

  • improve or perfect by pruning or polishing (verb.change)
    Synonym: down, fine-tune, polish
    Example:
    Refine one's style of writing.
    source: wordnet30
  • make more complex, intricate, or richer (verb.change)
    Example:
    Refine a design or pattern.
    source: wordnet30
  • treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition (verb.change)
    Example:
    Refine paper stock.
    Refine pig iron.
    Refine oil.
    source: wordnet30
  • reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities (verb.change)
    Synonym: rectify
    Example:
    Refine sugar.
    source: wordnet30
  • attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying (verb.change)
    Example:
    Many valuable nutrients are refined out of the foods in our modern diet.
    source: wordnet30
  • make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of (verb.change)
    Example:
    Refine a method of analysis.
    Refine the constant in the equation.
    source: wordnet30
  • To reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; to free from impurities; to free from dross or alloy; to separate from extraneous matter; to purify; to defecate; as, to refine gold or silver; to refine iron; to refine wine or sugar. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To become pure; to be cleared of feculent matter. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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