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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]


Subjected to a special process or treatment

Context examples:

prepared ergot / processed cheeses are easy to spread


prepared (made ready or fit or suitable beforehand)

Sense 2processed [BACK TO TOP]


Freed from impurities by processing


processed; refined

Context examples:

refined sugar / refined oil / to gild refined gold

Sense 3processed [BACK TO TOP]


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

Context example:

processed ores


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)


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)


unprocessed (not altered from an original or natural state)

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