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 Dictionary entry overview: What does refinery mean? 

  The noun REFINERY has 1 sense:

1. an industrial plant for purifying a crude substance

  Familiarity information: REFINERY used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1refinery [BACK TO TOP]


An industrial plant for purifying a crude substance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("refinery" is a kind of...):

industrial plant; plant; works (buildings for carrying on industrial labor)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "refinery"):

oil refinery; petroleum refinery (a refinery for petroleum)

sugar refinery (a refinery for sugar)

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