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raffinate Line breaks: raf¦fin|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈrafɪneɪt/

Definition of raffinate in English:


A liquid from which impurities have been removed by solvent extraction.


1920s: from French raffiner or German raffinieren 'refine' + -ate1.

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