verb (used with object), refined, refining.
to bring to a fine or a pure state; free from impurities:
to refine metal, sugar, or petroleum.
to purify from what is coarse, vulgar, or debasing; make elegant or cultured.
to bring to a finer state or form by purifying.
to make more fine, subtle, or precise:
to refine one’s writing style.
verb (used without object), refined, refining.
to become pure:
The silver is refining in the furnace.
to become more fine, elegant, or polished:
His parents hope that his manners will refine as he gets older.
to make fine distinctions in thought or language.
refine on/upon, to improve by inserting finer distinctions, superior elements, etc.:
to refine on one’s previous work.
a person, device, or substance that removes impurities, sediment, or other unwanted matter from something
to make or become free from impurities, sediment, or other foreign matter; purify
(transitive) to separate (a mixture) into pure constituents, as in an oil refinery
to make or become free from coarse characteristics; make or become elegant or polished
(transitive) often foll by out. to remove (something impure or extraneous)
(intransitive; often foll by on or upon) to enlarge or improve (upon) by making subtle or fine distinctions
(transitive) to make (language) more subtle or polished
refine re·fine (rĭ-fīn’)
v. re·fined, re·fin·ing, re·fines
To reduce to a pure state; purify.
The process of refining metals is referred to by way of illustrations in Isa. 1:25; Jer. 6:29; Zech. 13:9; Mal. 3:2, 3.
verb (used with object), refined, refining. 1. to bring to a fine or a pure state; free from impurities: to refine metal, sugar, or petroleum. 2. to purify from what is coarse, vulgar, or debasing; make elegant or cultured. 3. to bring to a finer state or form by purifying. 4. to make more fine, […]
verb (used with object) 1. to give a new surface to (wood, furniture, etc.).
noun 1. a state, process, or instance of combustion in which fuel or other material is ignited and combined with oxygen, giving off light, heat, and flame. 2. a burning mass of material, as on a hearth or in a furnace. 3. the destructive burning of a building, town, forest, etc.; conflagration. 4. heat used […]
verb (used with object), refitted, refitting. 1. to fit, prepare, or equip again. verb (used without object), refitted, refitting. 2. to renew supplies or equipment. 3. to get refitted. noun 4. an act of refitting. verb (riːˈfɪt) -fits, -fitting, -fitted 1. to make or be made ready for use again by repairing, re-equipping, or resupplying […]