from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who refines liquors, sugar, metals, etc.
  • noun An improver in purity and elegance.
  • noun An inventor of superfluous subtleties; one who is overnice in discrimination, or in argument, reasoning, philosophy, etc.
  • noun One who indulges in excessive compliment; one who is over-civil; a flatterer.
  • noun An apparatus for refining; specifically, in England, a gas-purifier.

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

  • noun One who, or that which, refines.

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

  • noun Agent noun of refine; one who refines.

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

  • noun one whose work is to refine a specific thing


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