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English definition of “processed”

processed

adjective
 
 
/ˈprəʊsest/ US   /ˈprɑːsest/
used to describe food to which chemicals have been added that make it last longer or give it extra taste or colour: processed cheese/food/meat, etc. Increases in fuel prices translate to higher prices for processed foods.
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