Adjective: processed 'pró,sest or 'prow,sest [N. Amer], 'prow,sest [Brit]
Verb: process 'pró,ses or 'prow,ses [N. Amer], 'prow,ses [Brit]
- Subjected to a special process or treatment
"processed cheeses are easy to spread"
- Freed from impurities by processing
- Prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process
- Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
- Deal with in a routine way
"process a loan"; "process the applicants"
- Perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information
"The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
- Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
"He was warned that the district attorney would process him";
- action, sue, litigate
- Walk in a procession; walk in a disciplined military manner
"They processed into the dining room";
- Shape, form, or improve a material
- work, work on
- Deliver a warrant or summons to someone
"He was processed by the sheriff";
- serve, swear out
See also: cured, finished, milled, polished, prepared, pure, semi-processed, treated, vulcanised [Brit], vulcanized
Type of: affect, bear on, bear upon, calculate, care, challenge, cipher, compute, cypher, deal, deliver, figure [N. Amer], handle, impact, manage, reckon, touch, touch on, transform, transmute, transubstantiate, walk, work out