verb (used with object), re·fined, re·fin·ing.
verb (used without object), re·fined, re·fin·ing.
Origin of refine
Related Words for refiningcivilizing, distillation, improving, cleaning, clarifying, honing, elevating, focusing
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Contemporary Examples of refining
Twin studies using EEG were subsequently performed more than a dozen times, refining protocols and controlling for design flaws.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death
August 11, 2014
But the New Year is also about planning ahead, refining a longer-term vision of balance and sustainability.What to Drink in 2014: 13 Chefs and Critics Picks
January 11, 2014
Other technologies are refining the concept of a “fit” between school and student.How to Reinvent College
May 13, 2013
Refining the way in which the screening is administered would be preferable to discarding it altogether, Knoepfler believes.Are PSA Screenings for Prostate Cancer Bad for Your Health?
May 22, 2012
“We share this focus on refining, taking away complexity, removing anything unnecessary, doing fewer things but better,” he says.Nokia Lumia 900 Boasts Sleeker, More Modern Design Than Apple iPhone
January 10, 2012
Historical Examples of refining
Refining the courtship, raillery, and conversation of plays!
Paris did not fail to exercise its refining influence on Erasmus.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
It was not faith, however, that had come to him, only a refining and quickening of his imagination.The Mermaid
In refining the loss is enormous, often as much as forty per cent.
The loss of gold in mining and refining is comparatively small.