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overrefine

[oh-ver-ri-fahyn] /ˌoʊ vər rɪˈfaɪn/
verb (used with object), overrefined, overrefining.
1.
to refine excessively, as with oversubtle distinctions.
Origin of overrefine
1705-1715
First recorded in 1705-15; over- + refine
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British Dictionary definitions for overrefine

overrefine

/ˌəʊvərɪˈfaɪn/
verb
1.
to refine (something) to excess
2.
(intransitive) to make excessively fine distinctions
Derived Forms
overrefinement, noun
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