refinery Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"refinery" in British English

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refinerynoun [C]

uk   /rɪˈfaɪ.nər.i/  us   /-nɚ-/
a ​factory where ​substances in ​theirnaturalstate, such as ​oil or ​sugar, are made ​pure: There were two ​huge oil refineries on the ​coast.
(Definition of refinery from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"refinery" in American English

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refinerynoun [C]

 us   /rɪˈfɑɪ·nə·ri/
a ​factory where ​rawsubstances, such as ​sugar, ​oil, or ​metal, are made ​pure
(Definition of refinery from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"refinery" in Business English

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refinerynoun [C]

uk   us   /rɪˈfaɪnəri/ (plural refineries)
PRODUCTION a ​factory where different ​products are made from a basic ​product, usually ​oil or sugar: an oil/sugar refinery Jobs may be ​lost at the refinery.
(Definition of refinery from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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