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Adjective: processed  'pró,sest or 'prow,sest [N. Amer], 'prow,sest [Brit]
  1. Subjected to a special process or treatment
    "processed cheeses are easy to spread"
     
  2. Freed from impurities by processing
    "processed sugar";
    - refined
     
  3. Prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process
    "processed ores"
Verb: process  'pró,ses or 'prow,ses [N. Amer], 'prow,ses [Brit]
  1. Subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition
    "process cheese";
    - treat
     
  2. Deal with in a routine way
    "process a loan"; "process the applicants"
     
  3. 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"
     
  4. Institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against
    "He was warned that the district attorney would process him";
    - action, sue, litigate
     
  5. Walk in a procession; walk in a disciplined military manner
    "They processed into the dining room";
    - march
     
  6. Shape, form, or improve a material
    "process iron";
    - work, work on
     
  7. 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

Antonym: unprocessed

Encyclopedia: Process