"refined" in the verb sense
1. polish, refine, fine-tune, down
improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
"refine one's style of writing"
2. complicate, refine, rarify, elaborate
make more complex, intricate, or richer
"refine a design or pattern"
treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition
"refine paper stock"
"refine pig iron"
4. refine, rectify
reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities
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"
make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of
"refine a method of analysis"
"refine the constant in the equation"
"refined" in the adjective sense
used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
"she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"
"refined people with refined taste"
2. refined, processed
freed from impurities by processing
"to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
3. polished, refined, 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"
precise to a fine degree
"due to the limitations of the available tools, a more refined analysis of the data may be necessary"
5. elegant, graceful, refined
suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
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