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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