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PROCESSED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does processed mean? 

PROCESSED (adjective)
  The adjective PROCESSED has 3 senses:

1. subjected to a special process or treatment
2. freed from impurities by processing
3. prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process

  Familiarity information: PROCESSED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROCESSED (adjective)


Sense 1processed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Subjected to a special process or treatment

Context examples:

prepared ergot / processed cheeses are easy to spread

Similar:

prepared (made ready or fit or suitable beforehand)


Sense 2processed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Freed from impurities by processing

Synonyms:

processed; refined

Context examples:

refined sugar / refined oil / to gild refined gold


Sense 3processed [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process

Context example:

processed ores

Similar:

clarified (free from unwanted solid matter)

computerised; computerized (stored, processed, analyzed, or generated by computer)

cured; vulcanised; vulcanized ((used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity))

milled; polished ((of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed)

semi-processed (having been subjected to partial processing)

Also:

finished ((of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state)

pure (free of extraneous elements of any kind)

treated (subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent)

Antonym:

unprocessed (not altered from an original or natural state)


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