HyperDic: refining

English > 1 sense of the word refining:
NOUNprocessrefining, refinement, purificationthe process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.)
refining > pronunciation
Soundsrahfay'nihng; rihfay'nihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > refining: 1 sense > noun 1, process
MeaningThe process of removing impurities (as from oil or metals or sugar etc.).
Synonymsrefinement, purification
Narrowerrectification(chemistry) the process of refinement or purification of a substance by distillation
BroaderprocessingPreparing or putting through a prescribed procedure
Spanishrefinación, refinado, refinadura, refino
Catalanrefinació, refinament, refinatge
Verbsrefinereduce to a fine, unmixed, or pure state

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