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refine

[ri′fīn]
(engineering)
To free from impurities, as the separation of petroleum, ores, or chemical mixtures into their component parts.

REFINE

(1)
"Research on Knowledge-Based Software Environments at Kestrel Institute", D.R. Smith et al, IEEE Trans Soft Eng, SE-11(11) (1985). E-mail: <maria@kestrel.edu>.

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(2)
Cordell Green et al, Stanford U. Uses logic to specify and evolve programs. easoning Systems, Inc. E-mail: <help@reasoning.com>.
References in classic literature ?
These use their gifts to refine luxury, not to abolish it.
Whenever Mrs Deborah had occasion to exert any extraordinary condescension to Mrs Bridget, and by that means had a little soured her natural disposition, it was usual with her to walk forth among these people, in order to refine her temper, by venting, and, as it were, purging off all ill humours; on which account she was by no means a welcome visitant: to say the truth, she was universally dreaded and hated by them all.
A high place at court was given to him, and he spent many years at Windsor under the second Richard and the fourth Henry--where he received the honor of the Garter, and won the name of being a brave soldier, a true-hearted gentleman, and a great lover and patron of every art and science which refines or ennobles life.