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  1. (=purified) [sugar, flour] refinado

  2. (=sophisticated) [clothes, manners, sense of humour] fino, refinado

  3. (=subtle, polished) [style of writing] elegante, pulido

Examples from texts

The potentially most serious exposure exists during the initial stages of a spill, particularly when volatile crude oils, condensates or light refined products are involved.
La exposición potencialmente más seria existe durante las etapas iniciales de un derrame, particularmente cuando se ven involucrados hidrocarburos crudos volátiles, condensados o productos livianos refinados.
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Whereas candy sugar, which is manufactured from white sugar or refined raw sugar, very often has a degree of polarization of less than 99,5 %;
Considerando que el azúcar cande, elaborado a partir de azúcar blanco o azúcar terciado refinado, presenta en numerosos casos un grado de polarización inferior a 99,5°;
Crude oils, condensates and refined products may be ignited if they are exposed to a source of ignition.
El petróleo crudo, los condensados y los productos refinados pueden inflamarse si están expuestos a una fuente de ignición.
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Manufacture of refined petroleum products
Refino de petróleo
Manufacture of coke, refined petroleum products and nuclear fuel
Coquerías, refino de petróleo y tratamiento de combustibles nucleares
unmixed animal waxes or unmixed vegetable waxes, whether or not refined or coloured, of heading 1521;
las ceras animales sin mezclar y las ceras vegetales sin mezclar, incluso refinadas o coloreadas, de la partida 1521;
Paraffin oils (petroleum), solvent-refined dewaxed heavy;
aceites de parafina (petróleo), productos pesados desparafinados refinados con disolvente;
Gas oils (petroleum), solvent-refined;
gasóleos (petróleo), refinados con disolvente;
Distillates (petroleum), highly refined middle;
destilados (petróleo), fracción intermedia altamente refinada;
the quantity of raw tel quel sugar by weight and in white sugar equivalent that has actually been refined.
la cantidad de azúcar en bruto, expresada en peso tal cual y en equivalente de azúcar blanco, que se haya refinado efectivamente.
Manufacture of refined oils and fats
Fabricación de aceites y grasas refinados
acid oils from refining;
aceites ácidos del refinado;
fuels to be processed in the refining industry.
el combustible que vaya a ser transformado en la industria del refino.
'I reckon that once she stumbled on the process she dropped everything else and began to concentrate on refining it – in two directions.
»Supongo que cuando dio con el proceso dejó todo lo demás para dedicarse a perfeccionarlo... en dos sentidos.
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(A complex combination of hydrocarbons obtained as a fraction of the distillation of an extract from the solvent extraction of light paraffinic top petroleum distillates that is subjected to a sulphuric acid refining.
(combinación compleja de hidrocarburos obtenida como una fracción de la destilación de un extracto de la extracción con disolvente de destilado de cabeza parafínico ligero de petróleo que se somete a un refino con ácido sulfúrico;

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refined sugar
refined sugar
azúcar blanco

Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)refining
Past Participle (Participle II)refined
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I refinewe refine
you refineyou refine
he/she/it refinesthey refine
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am refiningwe are refining
you are refiningyou are refining
he/she/it is refiningthey are refining
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have refinedwe have refined
you have refinedyou have refined
he/she/it has refinedthey have refined
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been refiningwe have been refining
you have been refiningyou have been refining
he/she/it has been refiningthey have been refining
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I refinedwe refined
you refinedyou refined
he/she/it refinedthey refined
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was refiningwe were refining
you were refiningyou were refining
he/she/it was refiningthey were refining
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had refinedwe had refined
you had refinedyou had refined
he/she/it had refinedthey had refined
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been refiningwe had been refining
you had been refiningyou had been refining
he/she/it had been refiningthey had been refining
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will refinewe shall/will refine
you will refineyou will refine
he/she/it will refinethey will refine
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be refiningwe shall/will be refining
you will be refiningyou will be refining
he/she/it will be refiningthey will be refining
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have refinedwe shall/will have refined
you will have refinedyou will have refined
he/she/it will have refinedthey will have refined
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been refiningwe shall/will have been refining
you will have been refiningyou will have been refining
he/she/it will have been refiningthey will have been refining
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would refinewe should/would refine
you would refineyou would refine
he/she/it would refinethey would refine
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be refiningwe should/would be refining
you would be refiningyou would be refining
he/she/it would be refiningthey would be refining
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have refinedwe should/would have refined
you would have refinedyou would have refined
he/she/it would have refinedthey would have refined
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been refiningwe should/would have been refining
you would have been refiningyou would have been refining
he/she/it would have been refiningthey would have been refining
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am refinedwe are refined
you are refinedyou are refined
he/she/it is refinedthey are refined
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being refinedwe are being refined
you are being refinedyou are being refined
he/she/it is being refinedthey are being refined
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been refinedwe have been refined
you have been refinedyou have been refined
he/she/it has been refinedthey have been refined
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was refinedwe were refined
you were refinedyou were refined
he/she/it was refinedthey were refined
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being refinedwe were being refined
you were being refinedyou were being refined
he/she/it was being refinedthey were being refined
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been refinedwe had been refined
you had been refinedyou had been refined
he/she/it had been refinedthey had been refined
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be refinedwe shall/will be refined
you will be refinedyou will be refined
he/she/it will be refinedthey will be refined
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been refinedwe shall/will have been refined
you will have been refinedyou will have been refined
he/she/it will have been refinedthey will have been refined