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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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Cordell Green et al, Stanford U. Uses logic to specify and evolve programs. easoning Systems, Inc. E-mail: <help@reasoning.com>.
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