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Synonyms for refine

Synonyms for refine

to make or become clear by the removal of impurities

to bring to perfection or completion

Synonyms for refine

make more complex, intricate, or richer

treat or prepare so as to put in a usable condition

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reduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state

attenuate or reduce in vigor, strength, or validity by polishing or purifying

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make more precise or increase the discriminatory powers of

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Olson, Whitely, Wilson, Miss La Rue, and myself disembarked, while von Schoenvorts and his German crew returned to refine the oil.
Cast iron, however, if subjected to only one single fusion, is rarely sufficiently homogeneous; and it requires a second fusion completely to refine it by dispossessing it of its last earthly deposits.
Whenever Mrs Deborah had occasion to exert any extraordinary condescension to Mrs Bridget, and by that means had a little soured her natural disposition, it was usual with her to walk forth among these people, in order to refine her temper, by venting, and, as it were, purging off all ill humours; on which account she was by no means a welcome visitant: to say the truth, she was universally dreaded and hated by them all.
Just as phosphorus (P) refines primary Si in hypereutectic alloys, Al-P serves as a nucleant for the eutectic Si in hypoeutectic melts.
The Joliet plant will complement Flint Hills Resources' existing chemicals production facility, located inside its Corpus Christi, Texas, complex that refines about 290,000 barrels of crude oil daily.