Meaning of “refined” in the English Dictionary

"refined" in American English

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us /rɪˈfɑɪnd/

made pure by removing unwanted material:

Regional exports include refined oil and copper.

Someone who is refined is polite, graceful, and aware of quality and style:

The hotel lobby reflects 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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uk /rɪˈfaɪnd/ us 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)