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superfine

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Pronunciation: /ˈsuːpəfʌɪn
 
, suːpəˈfʌɪn
 
, sjuː-/

Definition of superfine in English:

adjective

1Of especially high quality: superfine cotton shirtings
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  • Another book has a meticulously maintained list of superfine mats gifted to VVIPs and dignitaries including Presidents, Prime Ministers and Governors.
2(Of fibres or an instrument) very thin: superfine tweezers
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  • Using beads, sequins and hand woven superfine cotton saris in fluorescent colours that Kanchan had taken with her from India, the two began work together almost immediately.
  • According to the visit that a representative of the Board of Commerce made to the RTFE, in 1767 there were 30 textile mills of fine cloths, superfine cloths and serge, in which 150 people were employed.
  • The Rolls Royce of them all was surely broadcloth, which in the eighteenth century was a superfine grade of woolen cloth that was fulled, or shrunk, napped, and shorn so that it was the consistency of felt but with a smooth surface.
2.1Consisting of especially small particles: superfine face powder
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  • But any coffee enthusiast will quickly allege that blade grinders are rife with problems - they grind unevenly and produce too much superfine coffee dust, and the friction from the blades overheats the coffee grounds.
  • Before applying the clear topcoat, buff the surface with a superfine abrasive pad or 20-grit sandpaper - do not use steel wool, which can leave behind fine particles that will rust.
  • For the record, our sugars are regular white granulated, fructose, light brown, superfine, palm, powdered, turbinado, muscovado, and demerara.

Origin

late 16th century (in the sense 'excessively elegant'): from super- 'to a high degree' + fine1.

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