Definition of refined in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈfʌɪnd/


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.
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.
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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