refined

adjective re·fined \ ri-ˈfīnd \
|Updated on: 17 Jun 2018

Definition of refined

1 : free from impurities
3 : precise, exact
  • a refined test for radioactivity

Examples of refined in a Sentence

  1. She has become more refined in her painting technique.

  2. He has very refined manners.

  3. refined and elegant works of art

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First Known Use of refined

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in the meaning defined at sense 1

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REFINED Defined for English Language Learners

refined

Definition of refined for English Language Learners

  • : free of unwanted substances

  • : improved to be more precise or exact

  • : having or showing the good education, polite manners, etc., that are expected in people who belong to a high social class


REFINED Defined for Kids

refined

adjective re·fined \ ri-ˈfīnd \

Definition of refined for Students

1 : having or showing good taste or training
  • She has refined manners.
2 : freed from impurities : pure
  • refined gold


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