Definition of refined in English:


Syllabification: re·fined
Pronunciation: /riˈfīnd


  • 1With impurities or unwanted elements having been removed by processing.
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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, processed, treated
  • 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.
    cultivated, cultured, polished, stylish, elegant, sophisticated, urbane; polite, gracious, well-mannered, well-bred, gentlemanly, ladylike, genteeldiscriminating, discerning, fastidious, exquisite, impeccable, 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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