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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Refined  \Re*fined"\  (-f?nd"),  a. 
  Freed  from  impurities  or  alloy;  purifed;  polished;  cultured; 
  delicate;  as  refined  gold;  refined  language;  refined 
  Refined  wits  who  honored  poesy  with  their  pens. 
  --  {Re*fin"ed*ly}  (r?*f?n"?d*l?),  adv  --  {Re*fin"ed*ness}, 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Refine  \Re*fine"\  (r?*f?n"),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Refined} 
  (-find");  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Refining}.]  [Pref.  re-  +  fine  to 
  make  fine:  cf  F.  raffiner.] 
  1.  To  reduce  to  a  fine,  unmixed,  or  pure  state;  to  free  from 
  impurities;  to  free  from  dross  or  alloy;  to  separate  from 
  extraneous  matter;  to  purify;  to  defecate;  as  to  refine 
  gold  or  silver;  to  refine  iron;  to  refine  wine  or  sugar. 
  I  will  bring  the  third  part  through  the  fire,  and 
  will  refine  them  as  silver  is  refined.  --Zech.  xiii. 
  2.  To  purify  from  what  is  gross,  coarse,  vulgar,  inelegant, 
  low  and  the  like  to  make  elegant  or  exellent;  to  polish; 
  as  to  refine  the  manners,  the  language,  the  style,  the 
  taste,  the  intellect,  or  the  moral  feelings. 
  Love  refines  The  thoughts,  and  heart  enlarges. 
  Syn:  To  purify;  clarify;  polish;  ennoble. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  used  of  persons  and  their  behavior;  cultivated  and  genteel; 
  "she  was  delicate  and  refined  and  unused  to  hardship"; 
  "refined  people  with  refined  taste"  [ant:  {unrefined}] 
  2:  freed  from  impurities  by  processing;  "refined  sugar"; 
  "refined  oil";  "to  gild  refined  gold"-  Shakespeare  [syn:  {processed}] 
  [ant:  {unrefined}] 
  3:  showing  a  high  degree  of  refinement  and  the  assurance  that 
  comes  from  wide  social  experience;  "his  polished  manner"; 
  "maintained  an  urbane  tone  in  his  letters"  [syn:  {polished}, 
  {svelte},  {urbane}] 
  4:  made  pure  [syn:  {purified},  {sublimate}] 
  5:  suggesting  taste,  ease,  and  wealth  [syn:  {elegant},  {graceful}] 
  6:  free  from  what  is  tawdry  or  unbecoming;  "a  neat  style";  "a 
  neat  set  of  rules";  "she  hated  to  have  her  neat  plans 
  upset"  [syn:  {neat},  {tasteful}] 

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