A philosophical movement of the 1700s that emphasized the use of reason to scrutinize previously accepted doctrines and traditions and that brought about many humanitarian reforms. Used with the.
The quality or condition of being subtle; esp., the ability or tendency to make fine distinctions
The state or quality of being vulgar, crude, coarse, unrefined, etc.
The process of separating the lighter particles from the heavier ones by means of an upward directed stream of gas or liquid.
The definition of courtesy is polite behavior and the showing of proper manners or is a polite and socially proper act.
A crude action, remark, etc.
An attitude of smug ignorance and conventionalism, especially toward artistic and cultural values.
The methods, discipline, and attainments of a scholar or scholars.
A subtle or slight degree of difference, as in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.
The process of removing dirt, toxins etc.
The act or an instance of cleansing or purifying.
Distillation is defined as a refining process that collects the pure liquid or vapors given off by heating and then cooling a mixture.
The act of refining
The process of breaking down heavier hydrocarbons by heat and pressure or by catalysts into lighter hydrocarbons of lower molecular weight, as in producing gasoline from petroleum
The act or process of filtering; the mechanical separation of a liquid from the undissolved particles floating in it.
The definition of civilization refers to a society or group of people or the process of achieving a higher state of social development.
Erudition is defined as the knowledge of an expert in a subject gained through reading and study.
(Archaic) The use of sophistry
Good upbringing or training
(Countable) A particular discipline or branch of learning, especially one dealing with measurable or systematic principles rather than intuition or natural ability. [from 14th c.]
Refinement, grace, and beauty in movement, appearance, or manners.
Polish is a substance used for making something glossy, or a style of elegance and grace, or the smoothness and glossiness of a surface.
Genteel feelings and behavior
A suave action, speech, etc.
The ability to deal with embarrassing situations carefully and without doing or saying anything that will annoy or upset other people; careful consideration in dealing with others to avoid giving offense; the ability to say the right thing.
Politeness, esp. in a merely formal way
Persons of high social standing considered as a group.
The sense of what is proper, seemly, or least likely to give offense in a given social situation:
The proportion of pure gold or silver in an alloy
Proper pride and self-respect
The quality of being urbane
These arts, beliefs, and other products considered with respect to a particular subject or mode of expression:
(Countable, bridge) A technique which allows one to promote tricks based on a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the opponent.
Sublimation is a chemical process where a solid turns into a gas without going through a liquid stage.
An adulterating or being adulterated
Something that pollutes; a pollutant or a group of pollutants:
A division or grouping according to grade or quality
Removal of dirt.
The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
The ability to distinguish, especially to recognize small differences or draw fine distinctions
Light diminished in intensity as a result of the interception of the rays; partial darkness.
The act or process of producing or refining with labor; improvement by successive operations; refinement.
The reason for one's ruin; downfall:
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