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ruh fahy ning

  • n  the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
  • 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
  • v  make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of

  • If users creating content were the big Web story last year, refining content is the next big thing.
  • On July 13 Iran's Oil Ministry announced that it had China's agreement to invest about $40 billion in refining Iranian gasoline.
  • You remember Jack Kevorkian, the pathological pathologist who, when he wasn't transfusing blood from corpses, refining his "mercitron" machine or arguing for an auction market for .
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  • Tony Hayward in MarketWatch
    Hayward said the oil-price moves "should not obscure very real operational improvements in refining and rigorous cost control across the company that kept our cash costs essentially flat compared with last year - despite immense inflationary...
  • President Bush in Bloomberg
    Our problem in America gets solved when we aggressively go for domestic exploration,Bush said after meeting Afghan President Hamid Karzai ahead of a World Economic Forum conference. "Our problem gets solved if we expand our refining...
  • Luis Fernandez in PR Newswire (press release)
    The acquisition of Tate & Lyle's European sugar operations is consistent with our strategic vision for expansion in the sugar refining sector,said Luis Fernandez, ASR Co-President. "Tate & Lyle is steeped in 130 years of tradition and...

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