Translation of "refine" - English-Spanish dictionary

refine

verb uk /rɪˈfaɪn/ us /rɪˈfɑɪn/

to make a substance pure by removing other substances from it

refinar

to improve an idea, method, system, etc. by making small changes

perfeccionar
The engineers spent months refining the software.

(Translation of “refine” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

refine

verb /rəˈfain/

to make (a substance eg sugar) pure by taking out dirt, waste substances etc

refinar
Oil is refined before it is used.

to improve

perfeccionar, mejorar
We have refined our techniques considerably since the work began.
refined adjective

(opposite unrefined)

very polite; well-mannered; elegant

refinado
refined manners.

having been refined

refinado
refined sugar.
refinement noun

good manners, good taste, polite speech etc.

refinamiento

(an) improvement

mejora, perfeccionamiento
Some refinements are still being made to the product.
refinery noun (plural refineries)

a place where sugar or oil etc is refined

refinería
an oil refinery.

(Translation of “refine” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)