overrefined

overrefine

[oh-ver-ri-fahyn]
verb (used with object), overrefined, overrefining.
to refine excessively, as with oversubtle distinctions.

Origin:
1705–15; over- + refine

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overrefine (ˌəʊvərɪˈfaɪn)
 
vb
1.  to refine (something) to excess
2.  (intr) to make excessively fine distinctions
 
overre'finement
 
n

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