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    refine - Dictionary definition and meaning for word refine

    Definition
    (verb) improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    Synonyms : down , fine-tune , polish
    Example Sentence
    • refine one's style of writing
    Definition
    (verb) make more complex, intricate, or richer
    Synonyms : complicate , elaborate , rarify
    Example Sentence
    • refine a design or pattern
    Definition
    (verb) treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition
    Example Sentence
    • refine paper stock
    • refine pig iron
    • refine oil
    Definition
    (verb) reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities
    Synonyms : rectify
    Example Sentence
    • refine sugar
    Definition
    (verb) attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying
    Example Sentence
    • many valuable nutrients are refined out of the foods in our modern diet
    Definition
    (verb) make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of
    Example Sentence
    • refine a method of analysis
    • refine the constant in the equation
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