Fining
Fine Fine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fined} (f[imac]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Fining}.] [From {Fine}, a.] 1. To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold. [1913 Webster]

It hath been fined and refined by . . . learned men. --Hobbes. [1913 Webster]

2. To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil. --L. H. Bailey. [1913 Webster]

3. To change by fine gradations; as (Naut.), to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually. [1913 Webster]

I often sate at home On evenings, watching how they fined themselves With gradual conscience to a perfect night. --Browning. [1913 Webster]


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  • Fining — Fin ing, n. 1. The act of imposing a fin?. [1913 Webster] 2. The process of fining or refining; clarification; also (Metal.), the conversion of cast iron into suitable for puddling, in a hearth or charcoal fire. [1913 Webster] 3. That which is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fining — [fīn′iŋ] n. [ME < finen, to refine < fin, FINE1] 1. the refining or clarifying of liquids, metals, etc. 2. [pl.] any substance used for clarifying liquors …   English World dictionary

  • fining — rafinavimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Priemaišų šalinimas iš techninio produkto. atitikmenys: angl. fining; refinement; refining rus. рафинирование …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fining — rafinavimas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Rafinado gamyba iš smulkaus cukraus. atitikmenys: angl. fining; refinement; refining rus. рафинирование …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • fining — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of fine (V) 1. : the act or process of fining: as a. : the conversion of pig iron into wrought iron i …   Useful english dictionary

  • fining — /fuy ning/, n. 1. the process by which fused glass is freed of undissolved gases. 2. the process of clarifying or filtering a wine or spirit. [1495 1505; FINE1 + ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • fining — sb. == end. Alys. 8015 …   Oldest English Words

  • fining — n. clarification and filtering of wine or alcohol; removal of undissolved gases from fused glass faɪn n. monetary penalty, punishment which involves the payment of a specified sum of money v. punish with a fine, impose a tax upon; refine,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fining — noun a substance used for clarifying beer or wine …   English new terms dictionary

  • fining — /ˈfaɪnɪŋ/ (say fuyning) noun 1. the process by which fused glass becomes free from undissolved gases. 2. the process of clarifying a wine or spirit by adding an agent, usually a naturally occurring substance such as egg white, skim milk or… …   Australian English dictionary

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