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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refinernoun

    one whose work is to refine a specific thing

    "he was a sugar refiner"


  1. refinernoun

    Agent noun of refine; one who refines.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Refinernoun

    Etymology: from refine.

    The refiners of iron observe, that that iron stone is hardest to melt, which is fullest of metal; and that easiest, which hath most dross. Francis Bacon, Physical Remains.

    As they have been the great refiners of our language, so it hath been my chief ambition to imitate them. Jonathan Swift.

    No men see less of the truth of things, than these great refiners upon incidents, who are so wonderfully subtle, and over wise in their conceptions. Joseph Addison, Spectator, №. 170.

    Some refiners pretend to argue for the usefulness of parties in such a government as ours. Jonathan Swift.


  1. refiner

    A refinery is a production facility composed of a group of chemical engineering unit processes and unit operations refining certain materials or converting raw material into products of value.


  1. refiner

    A refiner is a person or company that processes raw materials, often natural resources, to convert them into a purer and more useful form. This process could include the refinement of oil into gasoline, the refinement of metal ores into pure metals, or the refining of sugar cane into sugar. Refiners often use complex industrial processes and machinery to achieve these transformations.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refinernoun

    one who, or that which, refines

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  1. refrein

  2. reinfer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of refiner in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of refiner in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of refiner in a Sentence

  1. Mark Routt:

    We are going to have a prolonged period where the refiners can meet the sum of domestic and international demand without expansion, unless a refiner can prove the investment will generate additional dollars quickly, they are not going to move.

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