Refine Definition

rĭ-fīn
refined, refines, refining
verb
refined, refines, refining
To reduce to a pure state; purify.
American Heritage
To make fine or pure; free from impurities, dross, alloy, sediment, etc.; purify; clarify.
Webster's New World
To remove by purifying.
American Heritage
To make something more polished or elegant.
Webster's New World
To free from imperfection, coarseness, crudeness, etc.; make more elegant or cultivated; impart polish to.
Webster's New World
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idiom
refine on
  • to improve, as by adding refinements
Webster's New World

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Refine

  • refine on

Origin of Refine

  • From re- + fine.

    From Wiktionary

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