Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing (synset 200474948)
"refine one's style of writing"hyponym:
Make more complex, intricate, or richer (synset 200401789)
"refine a design or pattern"hyponym:
Treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition (synset 200475693)
"refine paper stock"; "refine pig iron"; "refine oil"
Reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state;
Separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities (synset 200475423)"refine sugar"hypernym: distill, make pure, purify, sublimate - remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillationsynonym: rectify
Attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or intensity by polishing or purifying (synset 200402812)
"many valuable nutrients are refined out of the foods in our modern diet"hypernym: attenuate - become weaker, in strength, value, or magnitude
Make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of (synset 200402594)
"refine a method of analysis"; "refine the constant in the equation"
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