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KK Pronunciation

〔 rIˋfaInd 〕


〔 riˊfaind 〕

Overview of verb refine

The verb refine has 6 senses

  • polish, refine, fine-tune, down -- (improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing")

  • complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate -- (make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern")

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

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

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

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

Overview of adj refined

The adj refined has 5 senses

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

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

  • polished, refined, svelte, urbane -- (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")

  • elegant, graceful, refined -- (suggesting taste, ease, and wealth)

  • neat, refined, tasteful -- (free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset")