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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
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The process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
Nouns denoting natural processes
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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