1. Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing (synset 200474948)
    "refine one's style of writing"
  2. Make more complex, intricate, or richer (synset 200401789)
    "refine a design or pattern"
  3. Treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition (synset 200475693)
    "refine paper stock"; "refine pig iron"; "refine oil"
  4. Reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state;
    Separate from extraneous matter or cleanse from impurities (synset 200475423)
    "refine sugar"
  5. 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"
  6. 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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