refiner


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re·fine

 (rĭ-fīn′)
v. re·fined, re·fin·ing, re·fines
v.tr.
1. To reduce to a pure state; purify.
2. To remove by purifying.
3. To free from coarse, unsuitable, or immoral characteristics: refined his manners; refined her speaking style.
v.intr.
1. To become free of impurities.
2. To acquire polish or elegance.
3. To use precise distinctions and subtlety in thought or speech.

re·fin′er n.

refiner

(rɪˈfaɪnə)
n
a person, device, or substance that removes impurities, sediment, or other unwanted matter from something
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.refiner - one whose work is to refine a specific thing; "he was a sugar refiner"
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills

refiner

noun
Something that purifies or cleans:
Translations

refiner

[rɪˈfaɪnəʳ] Nrefinador m

refiner

[rɪˈfaɪnəʳ] nraffinatore m
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I hate business and men of business; and as to social questions, I have only one article of belief, which is, that the sole refiner of human nature is fine art.
Whereas I believe that the sole refiner of art is human nature.
When this important point shall be achieved, it will be in season to turn our attention to an improvement in the manufacture of the article, But thou knowest, Richard, that I have already subjected our sugar to the process of the refiner, and that the result has produced loaves as white as the snow on yon fields, and possessing the saccharine quality in its utmost purity.
On the one hand, you are a sugar refiner, while, on the other hand, you are an Apollo Belvedere.
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O'Malley, a legendary refiner, formed PBF in 2008 to buy US refineries and started with two in Delaware and New Jersey that Valero Energy wanted to shed.
In terms of an impact on our inventories, cheaper oil price is a minus as it will lead to appraisal losses," said Yasushi Kimura, head of the Petroleum Association of Japan and chairman of Japan's biggest refiner JX Holdings.
So, a refiner selling 1 billion litres/year could save Rupees 1 billion or $110 million, he added.
We add grain refiner in the charge door with every charge addition.
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This should include selecting and working with the right refiner for your particular requirements.
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