Definition of REFINED

verb : REFINED

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" ;

Adjective : REFINED

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste" ;

  • 2. (

    ) freed from impurities by processing; "refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare ;

  • 3. (

    ) showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters" ;

  • 4. (

    ) precise to a fine degree; "due to the limitations of the available tools, a more refined analysis of the data may be necessary" ;


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