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Princeton's WordNet

  1. refining, refinement, purification(noun)

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


  1. refining(Verb)

    the process of purification of a substance

Webster Dictionary

  1. Refining

    of Refine


  1. Refining

    Refining is the process of purification of a substance or a form. The term is usually used of a natural resource that is almost in a usable form, but which is more useful in its pure form. For instance, most types of natural petroleum will burn straight from the ground, but it will burn poorly and quickly clog an engine with residues and by-products. The term is broad, and may include more drastic transformations, such as the reduction of ore to metal. The refining of liquids is often accomplished by distillation or fractionation. Gases can be refined in this way as well, by being cooled and/or compressed until they liquefy. Gases and liquids can also be refined by extraction with a selective solvent that dissolves away either the substance of interest, or the unwanted impurities. Many solids can be refined by growing crystals in a solution of the impure material; the regular structure of the crystal tends to favor the desired material and exclude other kinds of particles. Chemical reactions are often used to remove impurities of particular types. The use of silicon and other semiconductors in electronics depends on precise control of impurities. The zone melting process developed by William Gardner Pfann was used to produce pure germanium, and subsequently float-zone silicon became available when Henry Theuerer of Bell Labs adapted Pfann's method to silicon.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of refining in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of refining in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of refining in a Sentence

  1. Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu:

    Whatever the extra (it) won't be in the market but go for our refining.

  2. Nelson Marconi:

    For the love of God, refining does not need to be a Petrobras monopoly.

  3. Energy Minister Adama Toungara:

    The previous team contracted debts that had nothing to do with oil refining.

  4. Jose Manuel Carrera:

    This is great news, it will allow refining in both countries to be more efficient.

  5. Steve Maraboli:

    You are a reflection of nature. You should always be upgrading, refining, and improving."

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