1. subjected to a special process or treatment (Freq. 1)

prepared ergot


processed cheeses are easy to spread

Similar to: ↑prepared
2. freed from impurities by processing

refined sugar


refined oil


"to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare

Syn: ↑refined
Ant: ↑unrefined (for: ↑refined)
3. prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process

processed ores

Ant: ↑unprocessed
Similar to: ↑cured, ↑vulcanized, ↑vulcanised, ↑milled, ↑polished, ↑semi-processed
See Also: ↑finished, ↑pure, ↑treated

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prōˈcessed adjective
1. Produced by a special process, eg synthetically, photomechanically, etc
2. Subjected to a certain process
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Main Entry:process

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • processed — prÉ‘sest / prəʊs adj. adapted, treated, subjected to a series of procedures pro·cess || prÉ‘ses / prəʊses n. procedure, routine; course of action; advance; summons to court; program which uses some of a multitasking computer s system… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • processed cheese — processed cheeses N MASS Processed cheese is cheese that has been specially made so that it can be sold and stored in large quantities. It is sometimes sold in the form of single wrapped slices …   English dictionary

  • processed pseudogenes — processed pseudogenes. См. процессированные псевдогены. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

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