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overrefine

[ oh-ver-ri-fahyn ]
/ 藢o蕣 v蓹r r瑟藞fa瑟n /
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verb (used with object), o路ver路re路fined, o路ver路re路fin路ing.
to refine excessively, as with oversubtle distinctions.
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Origin of overrefine

First recorded in 1705鈥15; over- + refine
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British Dictionary definitions for overrefine

overrefine
/ (藢蓹蕣v蓹r瑟藞fa瑟n) /

verb
to refine (something) to excess
(intr) to make excessively fine distinctions

Derived forms of overrefine

overrefinement, noun
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