- v improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
- v make more complex, intricate, or richer
- v treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition
- 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
- a (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel
she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship
refined people with refined taste
- a freed from impurities by processing
to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
- s showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience
- s suggesting taste, ease, and wealth
- s free from what is tawdry or unbecoming
- By dint of painstaking labor on the part of its developer, Bungie, it has been refined over three installments to the point where it delivers only pure, unadulterated gaming bliss.
- Refined Carbs After a meal heavy in refined carbohydrates, like white pasta, the body may crave food again within only a few hours.
- Oil's various refined products, such as gasoline, kerosene and diesel, have different boiling points.
News & Articles
- Dining Review: A Favorite Place for lunch in Glendale
Refined Mediterranean flavors in an elegant, romantic setting. The main course of assorted sandwiches from the Friendship Luncheon lunch option at Favorite Place in Glendale on Thursday, June 6, 2013.
June 12, 2013 - The Glendale News-Press
- World Oil Market Facing Product Glut
The world is heading for a glut of refined products as new Asian and Middle East refineries increase oil processing.
June 12, 2013 - CNBC
- Bruce Jenkins: Serena gaining on Federer in best-ever debate
Best everarguments generally hit a roadblock in tennis, usually about the refined modern equipment that makes wooden rackets and gut strings so dramatically obsolete. So let's stay in the present and ask this question: Is Serena Williams challenging Roger Federer as the best player of this generation? And could she soon own that distinction all by herself?
June 11, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
- George Washington in American Enterprise Institute
Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure,Washington wrote, the morals required for republican government depend, for most people, on religious cultivation.
- Ben Bernanke in USA Today
In The Wall Street Journal Tuesday, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke wrote: "Our strategy will continue to evolve and be refined, and we will adapt to new developments and the inevitable setbacks. But we will not stand down until we have...
- Chipper Jones in The Associated Press
You can see guys with more refined skills,Atlanta slugger Chipper Jones said.