Root Word of the Day: REFINED

refined (adj) – showing high levels of quality, purity, or taste; elegant or cultured
BREAKDOWN: RE- (again) + FIN- (end)
refinement is a show of style or elegance; a fine or subtle distinction or improvement
— a refinery is a place used to produce refined products


This word is built on the root FIN-, which means end, last, or limit.
Common FIN- words include confine, define, final, finance, fine, finish, and infinity.
More esoteric FIN- words include finery, financier, paraffin, and superfine.

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