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re·fine

refine

 
 
pronunciation:
rih faIn
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part of speech: verb
inflections: refines, refining, refined
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
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derivations: refined (adj.), refiner (n.)
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