refine

phonetic symbol: / rəfáɪn | rɪfáɪn / 

refine - English Dictionary

[ verb ]
■ make more complex, intricate, or richer
e.g.)
・refine a design or pattern
complicate , elaborate , rarify

[ verb ]
■ make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of
e.g.)
・refine a method of analysis
・refine the constant in the equation

[ verb ]
■ attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying
e.g.)
・many valuable nutrients are refined out of the foods in our modern diet

[ verb ]
■ improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
e.g.)
・refine one's style of writing
down , fine-tune , polish

[ verb ]
■ reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state
■ separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities
e.g.)
・refine sugar
rectify

[ verb ]
■ treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition
e.g.)
・refine paper stock
・refine pig iron
・refine oil

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