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rĭ-fīn'
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To remove, extract, or produce by distillation
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To make or become thin, or less dense
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To pass through a filtering agent:
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To pass through or as if through a filter
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To clarify is defined as to purify a liquid to make it clear or to remove something.
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(Law) To take an action, usually the filing of a document in the correct venue, that secures a legal right.
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To refine or remove flaws from; perfect or complete:
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To improve by care, training, or study; refine
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To refine or master (a skill).
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(Informal) Entirely; wholly:
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Purify means to make something clean or free from impurities.
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Alternative spelling of civilise.
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To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better:
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To make sharp
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(Of a plant) grown by cultivation (not wild)
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Delicately beautiful or charming and usually small:
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The definition of elegant is someone or something luxurious in a restrained manner or something that is very well-thought through yet simple.
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Very light; airy; delicate
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Carefully done or elaborately made
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The definition of fastidious is a very careful attention to detail, or an uptight or hyper-critical person.
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Affectedly proper or refined; somewhat prudish refinement; excessively polite.
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Free from crudeness or coarseness; cultivated; elegant
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Crafty or sly; devious.
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Artistic ability:
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An advanced state of intellectual, cultural, and material development in human society, marked by progress in the arts and sciences, the extensive use of record-keeping, including writing, and the appearance of complex political and social institutions.
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Advancement or refinement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition
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A distinction; discernment, the act of discriminating, discerning, distinguishing, noting or perceiving differences between things.
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A method of leading up to a tenace, as in bridge, in order to prevent an opponent from winning the trick with an intermediate card.
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Members of the upper class, collectively
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The act of humanizing.
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An elegant or refined feature; an amenity:
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A state or condition of overemphasizing detail, especially of pronunciation when speaking.
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The condition of being rarefied.
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Refinement is the process of making something better by making small changes, or good taste and cultural elegance.
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(Countable) An instance of being subtle, a subtle thing, especially a subtle argument or distinction.
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To make better; improve:
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To punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude, etc.); to restrain, moderate
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To free from dirt; to clean, purify.
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To improve
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(Archaic) to clean; to remove dirt from.
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(Now rare) To purify, to clean of dregs etc.
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To cleanse or purify or become cleansed or purified.
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To free from what is vulgar or common.
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To prepare (an author's works, journals, letters, etc.) for publication, by selection, arrangement, and annotation
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To provide with information, as in an effort to gain support for a position or to influence behavior:
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To raise (a person) in rank or position; promote
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To remove erroneous, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable material from (a book, for example) before publication.
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To arrive at or attain the end of:
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To clean the fur, feathers, etc. of itself or another animal, often as a social activity
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To melt ores in order to extract the metals they contain. Oxide ores, such as iron ore, are smelted with carbon, which serves as a fuel and changes the ore into a reduced metal.
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(Statistics, image processing, digital audio) To capture important patterns in the data, while leaving out noise.
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To give a spiritual meaning to; to take in a spiritual sense; opposed to literalize.
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To express (socially or personally unacceptable impulses, specif. sexual impulses) in constructive, acceptable forms, often unconsciously
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To render sublime.
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To render subtle:
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To make inferior, impure, not genuine, etc. by adding a harmful, less valuable, or prohibited substance
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To cause (a building, for example) to be in a destroyed, collapsed, or decayed state.
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To impair the soundness, goodness, or value of; to harm or cause destruction.
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To make (something) dirty.
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(--- Computers) To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
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To contaminate (water, air, etc.) with harmful chemicals, waste material, etc.
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To twist or become twisted together.
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Alternative spelling of rarefy.
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To change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.
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To make small adjustments in for optimal performance or effectiveness:
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To swallow hastily; gulp:
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(Math.) To find the length of (a curve)
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