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Adjective
Elegant and cultured in one's manner or appearance
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“He was a gentleman, a refined gentleman, bred up in hopes as full and florid as those which might have shone on Develin.”
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Suggestive of, or characterized by, elegance or luxury
“My task was to straighten the rows of beautiful garments made from the most refined fabrics of intricately woven threads.”
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Selective or discriminating in one's taste
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“She may not have had an income, but it didn't do anything to change her spending habits when it came to her refined taste in clothes and jewelry.”
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Done or made with care and precision
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“During the early development of the Japanese sword in the late Heian period, the most refined workmanship was seen in Kyoto.”
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Light or subtle to the senses
“The wine is unusually elegant, even delicate, but beautiful nonetheless, with supple, refined flavors of sweet cherries, raisins, tobacco, spices, and minerals.”
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Advanced or evolved in development
“Some experimentation with the refined algorithm shows that it works quite reliably.”
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Pure and free from impurities
“After refining crude oil in the refineries, the refined petrol is transported to filling stations for sale to end-product users.”
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Marked by charm, confidence and elegance
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Consisting of the same substance throughout
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Marked by a person's overall balance in skill and ability from a performance
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Belonging to or characteristic of the aristocracy
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Rich, mellow and carefully articulated, especially with an upper-class accent
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That has completed a required process
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Not complete or absolute
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(US, informal, dated) The best of its kind or class
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Eloquent and able with regards to speech
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Having an arrogant, self-important or pompous manner
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Pretentiously affecting upper-class or superior airs
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Being farther along in development or quality
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Thin or reduced in thickness
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Of or pertaining to euphemism
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Relating to the arts and to intellectual achievements
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Relating to or affecting the spiritual realm as opposed to material or physical things
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Detailed and complicated in design and planning, involving many carefully arranged elements
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Made of very light or fine material
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Intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people
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Affectedly concerned with elegant or refined behavior, language, or manners
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To have advanced or promoted the growth of
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To have contributed in some way to
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To have made something into something else
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Past tense for to make free from impurities
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“It used to be a real problem to refine sugar before his invention made the process simpler and more profitable.”
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Past tense for to improve in accuracy, delicacy, or excellence
“Rundle and Holliday are working to refine the method and find new ways to visualize the data.”
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Past tense for to bring to a higher cultural or civil level or awareness
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Past tense for to change one's attitude for the better
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Past tense for to make progress or increase the skill of
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Past tense for to check a written text for errors in spelling and grammar
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Past tense for stimulate
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Past tense for to encourage or raise the spirits of
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Stretched out
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Past tense for to put the final touches to
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Past tense for to remove or clear a block or obstruction from
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Past tense for to do an act or skill repeatedly in order to perfect it
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(in psychoanalytic theory) Past tense for to divert or modify (an instinctual impulse) into a culturally higher or socially more acceptable activity
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Past tense for to make oneself, or someone or something else, look presentable
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Past tense for to smooth or level out by rubbing or applying friction
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Past tense for to perform a series of actions on something
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(computing) Past tense for to manipulate data or information with a computer or software
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Past tense for to make smooth or glossy by applying surface pressure
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