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English definition of “finely”

finely

adverb (THINLY)    /ˈfaɪn.li/
B2 into very thin or small pieces: Chop the herbs very finely. Make sure the spices are finely ground.Thin and fine
(Definition of finely adverb (THINLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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