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English definition of “refined”

refined

adjective     /rɪˈfaɪnd/
PURE A refined substance has been made more pure by removing other substances from it: refined sugarVarious qualities of food
POLITE very polite and showing knowledge of social rulesManners and levels of formalityPolite and respectfulPolite and respectfulPolite and respectful
IMPROVED improved by many small changes: a refined methodBecoming betterMaking things betterMaking progress and advancing
(Definition of refined adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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