But in the late 19th century, we learned how to refine grain and make white flour.
It makes us refine our arguments, and search for greater efficiencies, and do our jobs better.
I was left alone to refine and distil my art for decades, paring things down to their essence.
refine re·fine (rĭ-fīn')
v. re·fined, re·fin·ing, re·fines
To reduce to a pure state; purify.
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2. Cordell Green et al, Stanford U. Uses logic to specify and evolve programs. [same as 1?] Reasoning Systems, Inc. E-mail: