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Subtlty, Precision, Exactness . . . . Bring to a fine or a pure state or form . . . . Cultivated, Clarified, Distilled . . . . Make more fine, elegant, or polished . . . . Make fine distinctions in thought or language. . . . . Purify from what is coarse, vulgar, or debasing . . . . Breed in feeling, taste . . . . Fine/The End, Utumost Limit, Highest Point


R  E  F  E  R  E  N  C  E  S 
Refinement 1. to bring to a fine or a pure state. 2. to purify from what is coarse, vulgar, or debasing. 3. to bring to a finer state or form by purifying. 4. to make more fine, elegant, or polished. -v.i. 5. to become pure. 6. to become more fine, elegant, or polished. 7. to make fine distinctions in thought or language.

Refined 1. having or showing well-bred feeling, taste, etc. 2. freed or free from coarseness, vulgarity, etc. 3. freed from impurities. 4. very subtle, precise, or exact. -Syn. 1. cultivated, polishd. 3. clarified, distilled, purifid. -Ant. 1. rude, coarse, crude.

Fine [ME fin < OF < L fin(is) end, utmost limit, highest point .]

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House,1968.]




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