Definition of “refinery” - English Dictionary

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“refinery” in American English

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refinerynoun [ C ]

us /rɪˈfɑɪ·nə·ri/

a factory where raw substances, 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 /rɪˈfaɪnəri/ us 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)