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English definition of “mill”

mill

noun [C]     /mɪl/
PRODUCTION a factory where cloth, steel, paper, or wood is produced: Developers are converting empty mills and warehouses into expensive apartments. a textile/paper/steel/lumber mill
PRODUCTION a building where grain is crushed into flour: Our family-run flour mill produces whole-wheat baking flour from organic grains.
disapproving a place that provides something in large quantities so that you can get it easily: Diploma mills cheapen the hard work and effort that students put into successfully completing their education. These puppy mills are large-scale breeding operations that have a reputation for abuse and filthy conditions.
(Definition of mill noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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