Definition of REFINE

verb : REFINE

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 3. (

    ) treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition; "refine paper stock"; "refine pig iron"; "refine oil" ;

  • 4. (

    ) reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar" ;

  • 5. (

    ) attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or intensity by polishing or purifying; "many valuable nutrients are refined out of the foods in our modern diet" ;

  • 6. (

    ) make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of; "refine a method of analysis"; "refine the constant in the equation" ;

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