Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
refine

re·fine

refine

 
 
pronunciation:
rih faIn
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: verb
inflections: refined, refines, refining
definition: to make pure or fine.
Raw cane juice is refined to make sugar.
 
synonyms:
purify
similar words:
clarify, clean, filter, process, sift, strain, treat
derivations: refined (adj.), refiner (n.)
Word Explorer
See
  industry