- v improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
refine one's style of writing
- v make more complex, intricate, or richer
refine a design or pattern
- v treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition
refine paper stock
refine pig iron
- v reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state; separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities
- v 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
- v make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of
refine a method of analysis
refine the constant in the equation
- If your search words are broad, you'll get a list of Departments to choose from, and you can refine your search by price range, brand and other distinguishing features.
- In the intervening decade, brain surgery advanced dramatically, enabling doctors to refine their operating techniques enormously with the aid of more sophisticated medical .
- Facing surgery, Pinckney decided instead to refine some exercises she had learned during years of adolescent ballet lessons.
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- Driver Safety course offered at Waltham Senior Center
Now is your chance to refine your driving skills and travel safe with an AARP Driver Safety course.
June 12, 2013 - Waltham News Tribune
- Fire Thursday linked to marijuana refining lab
CHICO — The Chico Fire Department determined that the fire that broke out in a recreational vehicle Thursday afternoon was a result of a man allegedly attempting to refine marijuana into honey oil.
June 12, 2013 - Chico Enterprise-Record
- Aquatics-Adult Intermediate
Designed for adults who are confident in the water. Oppurtunity to advance and refine swim strokes; freestyle, backstroke, and breatstroke with introduction to butterfly and sidestroke. Surface diving, open/flip turns, deep end work, and treading water are integrated into the program.
June 11, 2013 - WPXI Pittsburgh
- Barack Obama in FOXNews
On Thursday in North Dakota, Obama said that "I'll ...... continue to refine my policy" on Iraq after an upcoming trip there.
- James Inhofe in Malaysia Sun
The fact is that Americans are paying more at the pump because we do not have the domestic capacity to refine the fuels consumers demand,Inhofe complained as he tried unsuccessfully to get into the bill a proposal to ease permitting and...
- Kazuo Hirai in CNET Crave Blog (blog)
We have come to the conclusion that we need more time to refine the service to ensure a more focused gaming entertainment experience than what it is today,Kazuo Hirai, Sony Computer Entertainment president, said in a statement. "Our...