What does the word refined mean?

Usage examples for refined

  1. I do like to see refined manners in people. – The Seiners by James B. (James Brendan) Connolly
  2. It seemed as if the mere brute force through which Hardy had dominated her intellect hitherto, had become refined by some extraordinary process, and was exerting a moral influence over her. – Audrey Craven by May Sinclair