refine

Part of speech: noun

REFINER.

Part of speech: verb

To make or become fine or pure; purify; culture.

Part of speech: verb

To make subtle distinctions.

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Usage examples "refine":

  1. " All those things refine love," she put in at last, a little wistfully; " they are not its essence. - "The Henchman", Mark Lee Luther.
  2. He perfectly realized at that moment- before the brain had begun to refine on the situation- what was asked of him. - "The Mating of Lydia", Mrs. Humphry Ward.
  3. The crude oil, however, has a high sulfur content and is expensive to refine. - "Area Handbook for Albania", Eugene K. Keefe Sarah Jane Elpern William Giloane James M. Moore, Jr. Stephen Peters Eston T. White.