fined

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]