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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