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Definitions for (verb) refine

Main entry: elaborate, complicate, refine, rarify Definition: make more complex, intricate, or richer Usage: refine a design or pattern

Main entry: refine Definition: make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of Usage: refine a method of analysis; refine the constant in the equation

Main entry: refine Definition: attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying Usage: many valuable nutrients are refined out of the foods in our modern diet

Main entry: polish, refine, fine-tune, down Definition: improve or perfect by pruning or polishing Usage: refine one's style of writing

Main entry: rectify, refine Definition: reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities Usage: refine sugar

Main entry: refine Definition: treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition Usage: refine paper stock; refine pig iron; refine oil