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processed adj
1 subjected to a special process or treatment; "prepared ergot"; "processed cheeses are easy to spread"
2 freed from impurities by processing; "refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare [syn: refined] [ant: unrefined]
3 prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores" [ant: unprocessed]

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See process.


  • AHD: prô' sěst
  • Rhymes: -ěst


  1. That has completed a required process.
    The processed data can now be used to generate statistics.
    The bank returned her processed application by mail.
  2. Modified through manufacture such as refinement or food processing.
    Processed foods are of dubious nutritional value.



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  1. past of process

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