In fact, the bread only contained 30 percent whole grains; it was made mostly with refined white flour.
refined, elegant, and to the manor born, Betty is everything that Don is not.
Stacks of refined (left) and crude (right) Tin ingots after smelting.
It appears from the tops that they refined the process of opening the cans.
Although I rarely eat or crave chicken liver now, I have had the good fortune to be graced by her refined sister, the pâté.
Each time I have deleted something, which, while it has refined, I trust has not impaired the strength of the tale.
The erotic element has been refined and suppressed, or at least disavowed.
All the refined morality of the ancient Centaurs welled up in him.
They detected odors so refined that I was not aware of them.
The steam vehicle for stationary purposes, and also for the locomotive, were being rapidly developed and refined.
1570s, "subtle;" 1580s, "elegant;" 1590s, "purified," past participle adjective from refine (v.).
refine re·fine (rĭ-fīn')
v. re·fined, re·fin·ing, re·fines
To reduce to a pure state; purify.