Definition of refined in English:

refined

Line breaks: re|fined
Pronunciation: /rɪˈfʌɪnd
 
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adjective

1With impurities or unwanted elements having been removed by processing: refined sugar
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  • Again your emphasis at this time should be to replace simple carbs and refined foods with less processed complex carbs for energy.
  • Other companies are converting the sludge into fuel. The heavy metal problem appears to originate from the over use of highly refined and processed toilet paper.
  • Much of it is familiar territory: for good health, cut back on sugar, avoid refined foods, take regular exercise, eat oily fish and drink at most one unit of alcohol a day.
Synonyms
purified, pure, clarified, clear, strained, sifted, filtered, rarefied, distilled, concentrated, processed, treated, polished
technical rectified
1.1Elegant and cultured in appearance, manner, or taste: her voice was very low and refined
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  • It's only gotten worse lately in Old City - which, let's be honest, has never been a bastion of refined taste and manners.
  • Having been kept as a house slave by his planter-master, who had taught him to read and write, he had acquired refined, civilized tastes.
  • The quintessence of luxury, based upon a range of cashmere and guanashina, the main collection for this winter is an irresistible invitation to enjoy the ultimate in refined elegance.
Synonyms
cultivated, cultured, polished, civilized, stylish, elegant, sophisticated, urbane; civil, polite, gracious, courtly, well mannered, well bred, gentlemanly, ladylike, genteel
informal couth
discriminating, discerning, selective, fastidious, sensitive, perceptive; sophisticated, cultured, educated, enlightened; exquisite, impeccable, delicate, fine
1.2Developed or improved so as to be precise or subtle: building up a more refined profile of the customer’s needs
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  • Judge Posner's statement is more refined and precise than Karl Rove's, but I think they were both talking about basically the same phenomenon.
  • It is conceivable that a more refined and precise way of parametrization could have led to a totally different result.
  • Over the past 20 years sinus surgery has become a more precise and refined procedure due to the introduction of telescopes and CT scans.

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