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refine

verb [T] uk   /rɪˈfaɪn/ us  
to make something pure or improve something, especially by removing unwanted material: Crude oil is industrially refined to purify it and separate out the different elements, such as benzene.Correcting and mendingEditing and compilingIndustrial processing C2 to improve an idea, method, system, etc. by making small changes: Engineers spent many months refining the software.Making things betterBecoming better
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