Definitions of refine:
  • verb:   make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of
    Example: "Refine a method of analysis"
  • verb:   attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying
    Example: "Many valuable nutrients are refined out of the foods in our modern diet"
  • verb:   reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities
    Example: "Refine sugar"
  • verb:   treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition
    Example: "Refine paper stock"
  • verb:   make more complex, intricate, or richer
    Example: "Refine a design or pattern"
  • verb:   improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    Example: "Refine one's style of writing"

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