over-refine


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Verb1.over-refine - refine too much or with excess of subtlety; "He is overrefining this matter"
fine-tune, refine, polish, down - improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
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Mills where adjustments in refining are made based on couch vacuum may under- or over-refine due to couch roll problems.
Ellison sometimes tended to over-elaborate and over-refine Hickman's language in later versions and revisions, almost as if he were instructing Hickman.
The oil refineries had no price risk and the incentive to over-refine was high.