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REFINING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does refining mean? 

REFINING (noun)
  The noun REFINING has 1 sense:

1. the process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)

  Familiarity information: REFINING used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REFINING (noun)


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Meaning:

The process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

refining; purification; refinement

Hypernyms ("refining" is a kind of...):

processing (preparing or putting through a prescribed procedure)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "refining"):

rectification ((chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation)


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