Definition of over-refine in English:

over-refine

verb

[with object]
  • Refine (something, especially food) too much.

    ‘carbohydrate is often over-refined’
    • ‘After years of polluting, processing and over-refining our food, we are suffering from adverse health problems and, worse still, we are inflicting them on our children.’
    • ‘The writer sometimes tended to over-elaborate and over-refine his subject's language in later versions and revisions.’
    • ‘Over-refining foods involves the addition of unhealthy ingredients.’
    snobbish, refined, over-refined, pretentious, affected, mannered, pompous, conceited, superior, haughty, precious
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Pronunciation

over-refine

/əʊvərɪˈfʌɪn/