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English definition of “refined”


adjective (CHANGED)    /rɪˈfaɪnd/
A refined substance has been made pure by removing other substances from it: refined foods such as white bread and white sugarNatural and artificial C2 improved because of many small changes that have been made: highly refined theoriesQuite good, or not very goodSuitable and acceptable
(Definition of refined adjective (CHANGED) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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