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refined

[ ri-fahynd ]
/ rɪˈfaɪnd /
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adjective

having or showing well-bred feeling, taste, etc.: refined people.
freed or free from coarseness, vulgarity, etc.: refined taste.
freed from impurities: refined sugar.
very subtle, precise, or exact: refined distinctions.

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Origin of refined

First recorded in 1565–75; refine + -ed2

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British Dictionary definitions for refined

refined
/ (rɪˈfaɪnd) /

adjective

not coarse or vulgar; genteel, elegant, or polite
subtle; discriminating
freed from impurities; purified
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