Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To refine beyond a desired or appropriate point.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To refine too much; refine with an undue amount of subtlety.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To refine too much.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To refine to an excessive degree

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb refine too much or with excess of subtlety
  • verb refine too much or with excess of subtlety

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