Fine, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fined p. pr. & vb. n. Fining.]
1. To make fine; to refine; to purify, to clarify; as, to fine gold.
It hath been fined and refined by . . . learned men. --Hobbes.
2. To make finer, or less coarse, as in bulk, texture, etc.; as. to fine the soil.
3. To change by fine gradations; as Naut., to fine down a ship's lines, to diminish her lines gradually.
I often sate at home
On evenings, watching how they fined themselves
With gradual conscience to a perfect night. --Browning.
adj : punished by the imposition of a penalty [syn: penalized, penalised]