perfecting

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Perfect \Per"fect\ (p[~e]r*f[e^]kt" or p[~e]r"f[e^]kt; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perfected}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Perfecting}.] [L. perfectus, p. p. of perficere. See {Perfect}, adjective] To make perfect; to finish or complete, so as to leave nothing wanting; to give to anything all that is requisite to its nature and kind.

God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfect in us. --1 John iv. 12.

Inquire into the nature and properties of the things, . . . and thereby perfect our ideas of their distinct species. --Locke.

{Perfecting press} (Print.), a press in which the printing on both sides of the paper is completed in one passage through the machine.

Syn: To finish; accomplish; complete; consummate. perfectibility


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