to make food, materials, or goods ready to be used or sold, for example by preserving or improving them in some way:
Goats' cheese may be processed in many ways.
Two million workers are employed processing goods for electronic firms.
to deal with an official document, request etc in the usual way
process an application/claim/transaction etc
All university applications are processed through this system.
to deal with information using a computer:
The new network will enable data to be processed more speedily.
to print a picture from a photographic film