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noun     refinement pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a small change that is made to something in order to improve it
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the quality of being very polite and well educated, and enjoying art, music etc

    a man of great refinement

  3. 3
    [uncountable] the process of removing things from a natural substance so that it is pure
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