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"refined" in British English

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refinedadjective

uk   us   /rɪˈfaɪnd/

refined adjective (CHANGED)

A refined ​substance has been made ​pure by ​removing other ​substances from it: refined foods such as ​whitebread and ​whitesugarC2 improved because of many ​smallchanges that have been made: highly refined ​theories

refined adjective (POLITE)

C2 very ​polite and ​showingknowledge of ​socialrules
(Definition of refined from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"refined" in American English

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refinedadjective

 us   /rɪˈfɑɪnd/
made ​pure by ​removingunwantedmaterial: Regional ​exportsinclude refined ​oil and ​copper. Someone who is refined is ​polite, ​graceful, and ​aware of ​quality and ​style: The ​hotellobbyreflects the refined ​taste of the owners.
(Definition of refined from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"refined" in Business English

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refinedadjective

uk   us   /rɪˈfaɪnd/ PRODUCTION
a refined substance has been made pure by ​removing other substances from it: refined copper/​oil/​petroleum refined sugar/​foods/​products
(Definition of refined from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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