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Refine

Re`fine´   Pronunciation: r?`f?n´
v. t.1.To reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; to free from impurities; to free from dross or alloy; to separate from extraneous matter; to purify; to defecate; as, to refine gold or silver; to refine iron; to refine wine or sugar.
[imp. & p. p. Refined (-find"); p. pr. & vb. n. Refining.]
2.To purify from what is gross, coarse, vulgar, inelegant, low, and the like; to make elegant or exellent; to polish; as, to refine the manners, the language, the style, the taste, the intellect, or the moral feelings.
v. i.1.To become pure; to be cleared of feculent matter.
2.To improve in accuracy, delicacy, or excellence.
3.To affect nicety or subtilty in thought or language.
Verb1.refine - improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
Synonyms: fine-tune, polish, down
2.refine - make more complex, intricate, or richer; "refine a design or pattern"
3.refine - treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition; "refine paper stock"; "refine pig iron"; "refine oil"
4.refine - reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities; "refine sugar"
Synonyms: rectify
5.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"
6.refine - make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of; "refine a method of analysis"; "refine the constant in the equation"
1.REFINE - "Research on Knowledge-Based Software Environments at Kestrel Institute", D.R. Smith et al, IEEE Trans Soft Eng, SE-11(11) (1985). E-mail: .
2.REFINE - Cordell Green et al, Stanford U. Uses logic to specify and evolve programs. easoning Systems, Inc. E-mail: .
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