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raf·fi·nate

 (răf′ə-nāt′)
n.
The portion of an original liquid that remains after other components have been dissolved by a solvent.

[French raffiner, to refine; see raffinose + -ate.]

raffinate

(ˈræfɪˌneɪt)
n
(Chemistry) the liquid left after a solute has been extracted by solvent extraction
[C20: from French raffiner to refine + -ate1]
Translations
raffinat
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