overrefine


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o·ver·re·fine

 (ō′vər-rĭ-fīn′)
tr.v. o·ver·re·fined, o·ver·re·fin·ing, o·ver·re·fines
To refine beyond a desired or appropriate point.

o′ver·re·fined′ adj.
o′ver·re·fine′ment n.

overrefine

(ˌəʊvərɪˈfaɪn)
vb
1. to refine (something) to excess
2. (intr) to make excessively fine distinctions
ˌoverreˈfinement n

overrefine


Past participle: overrefined
Gerund: overrefining

Imperative
overrefine
overrefine
Present
I overrefine
you overrefine
he/she/it overrefines
we overrefine
you overrefine
they overrefine
Preterite
I overrefined
you overrefined
he/she/it overrefined
we overrefined
you overrefined
they overrefined
Present Continuous
I am overrefining
you are overrefining
he/she/it is overrefining
we are overrefining
you are overrefining
they are overrefining
Present Perfect
I have overrefined
you have overrefined
he/she/it has overrefined
we have overrefined
you have overrefined
they have overrefined
Past Continuous
I was overrefining
you were overrefining
he/she/it was overrefining
we were overrefining
you were overrefining
they were overrefining
Past Perfect
I had overrefined
you had overrefined
he/she/it had overrefined
we had overrefined
you had overrefined
they had overrefined
Future
I will overrefine
you will overrefine
he/she/it will overrefine
we will overrefine
you will overrefine
they will overrefine
Future Perfect
I will have overrefined
you will have overrefined
he/she/it will have overrefined
we will have overrefined
you will have overrefined
they will have overrefined
Future Continuous
I will be overrefining
you will be overrefining
he/she/it will be overrefining
we will be overrefining
you will be overrefining
they will be overrefining
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been overrefining
you have been overrefining
he/she/it has been overrefining
we have been overrefining
you have been overrefining
they have been overrefining
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been overrefining
you will have been overrefining
he/she/it will have been overrefining
we will have been overrefining
you will have been overrefining
they will have been overrefining
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been overrefining
you had been overrefining
he/she/it had been overrefining
we had been overrefining
you had been overrefining
they had been overrefining
Conditional
I would overrefine
you would overrefine
he/she/it would overrefine
we would overrefine
you would overrefine
they would overrefine
Past Conditional
I would have overrefined
you would have overrefined
he/she/it would have overrefined
we would have overrefined
you would have overrefined
they would have overrefined
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.overrefine - 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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