AskDefine | Define raffinate

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English

Noun

  1. a solution from which some material has been removed by extraction with an immiscible liquid

Translations

Italian

Verb

raffinate
  1. Form of Second-person plural present tense, raffinare
  2. Form of Second-person plural imperative, raffinare#Italian|raffinare

Extensive Definition

In solvent extraction, a raffinate is a liquid stream that remains after the extraction with the immiscible liquid to remove solutes from the original liquor. From French raffiner, to refine.
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