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refined

  
1       adj   A refined substance has been made pure by having other substances removed from it.  
usu ADJ n  
...refined sugar.     
2       adj   If you say that someone is refined, you mean that they are very polite and have good manners and good taste.   (=genteel)  
...refined and well-dressed ladies...     
3       adj   If you describe a machine or a process as refined, you mean that it has been carefully developed and is therefore very efficient or elegant.  
This technique is becoming more refined and more acceptable all the time.     
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n.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
n.
boring person
n.
idiot, ridiculous person
colloquial
n.
person at a party
n.
person addicted to heroine
slang
n.
person that you date
n.
a person passionate about astronomy
n.
a person born on February 29
syn.: leaper
n.
a person addicted to downloading apps
n.
a person who hunts wild animals
HUNTING
n.
a popular person in a community
n.
def.: new and inexperienced person
slang. Syn.: newbie, newb
n.
well-known, intelligent and highly respected person
n.
a militarist; person who urges war
Synonyms: warmonger, militant
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
n.
unattractive person, looking dirty and/or smelling bad
n.
person or tool who creates or translates subtitles
[Fam.]
n.
a senior person who is an Internet user
adj.
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
n.
1 a conceited impertinent person 2 a mischievous child
n.
person who assists elderly people in their daily life
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
v.
to look for or expose information about a person's past, usually bad, and to therefore bring that person down or put them in a bad light
n.
authorized physical or moral person who disposes of the digital assets belonging to a deceased person
[Tech.]
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