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Synonyms for refining

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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.)

    purgation, nicety, culture, elaboration, shade, subtlety, civilization, cultivation, polish, nuance, civilisation, finish, refinement, purification

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  1. List of paraphrases:

    refinery, refinement, refine, refineries, grow-out, smelting, fine-tune

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  1. Sir Martin Archer Shee:

    Dug from the tomb of taste-refining time, Each form is exquisite, each block sublime. Or good, or bad,-disfigur'd, or deprav'd,- All art, is at its resurrection sav'd All crown'd with glory in the critic's heav'n, Each merit magnified, each fault forgiven.

  2. One Middle East trade source:

    The indications are that this is government-related business. With increased Russian military support of late, you would have to be comfortable to bring in cargoes, raws vessels headed to Lebanon are for meeting Syrian refining demands.

  3. Eric Smith:

    It’s amazing how much stuff we move around. The U.S. is refining close to 20 million barrels of oil a day, and almost all of it all goes through pipelines. Yet we don’t have very many accidents.

  4. Steve Maraboli:

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

  5. The IEA:

    In 2015-2016, net capacity additions will be more than needed, which will cause the global utilization rate to decline, and casts a doubt on the continuation of current unusually high refining margins.

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