1 used of persons and their behavior; cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste" [ant: unrefined]
2 freed from impurities by processing; "refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare [syn: processed] [ant: unrefined]
3 showing a high degree of refinement and the assurance that comes from wide social experience; "his polished manner"; "maintained an urbane tone in his letters" [syn: polished, svelte, urbane]
6 free from what is tawdry or unbecoming; "a neat style"; "a neat set of rules"; "she hated to have her neat plans upset" [syn: neat, tasteful]
- rē fīnd'
absence of coarseness
- past of refine
- The raw petroleum was refined into kerosene.''
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