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processed

adjective uk   /ˈprəʊ.sest/ us    /ˈprɑː-/
Processed food has had some sort of chemical or industrial treatment in order to cook it, preserve it, or improve its taste or appearance: processed cheese/meat highly processed convenience foodsPreserving and storing foodVarious qualities of food
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