Definition of 'refine'

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This provides additives that are used in the fluid catalyst cracking process in petroleum refining. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This editing process allows her to experiment with new ideas and constantly refine her tastes. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The information is being refined to make it more commercially valuable. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The oil giant said refining margins were booming. The Sun (2012)What do you do to continue to refine and improve your preaching? Christianity Today (2000)New aircraft were introduced and tactics constantly refined. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The fruit makes extremely good refining and cleansing masks. Guyton, Anita The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)Now they have their sights set on electricity generation and oil refining. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The machines were constantly being refined and improved. Patrick Bishop FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)Those foods which have been put through the process of refining which may remove or destroy a number of nutrients. Martlew, Gillian & Silver, Shelley (ed) The Medicine Chest - your family's guide to prescription drugs (1988)It's worth noting that techniques in this area are constantly being refined. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The margins on refining oil are currently low to non-existent. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That is why consuming refined, processed food makes it easy for you to gain weight. Stewart, Dr Alan & Stewart, Maryon The Vitality Diet (1990)Other priorities for the oil giant include refining, infrastructure and petrochemicals. Times, Sunday Times (2006)But will the spotlight's glare hamper the refining process she keenly needs? Times, Sunday Times (2007)For big oil, the refining problems are just beginning. Times, Sunday Times (2010)I am fully committed to using the site to refine oil. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Organic organizations constantly seek to refine and enlarge their standards, so that situations like this become less and less frequent. Lockspeiser, Jerry & Gear, Jackie Thorsons Organic Wine Guide (1991)That's not to say that you're not constantly refining it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They also have a dark side to them, which is somewhat refined, and makes us want to worship them. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This will then allow the supplier to work with the organisation to continually improve and refine the service, based on the public's needs. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

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Translations for 'refine'

British English: refine VERB
When a substance is refined, it is made pure by having all other substances removed from it.
Oil is refined to remove naturally occurring impurities.

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