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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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processedpro‧cessed /ˈprəʊsest $ ˈprɑː-/ AWL adjective [only before noun]  DFNprocessed food has substances added to it before it is sold, in order to preserve it, improve its colour etcprocessed cheese/meat/fish etc the artificial colourings and flavourings in processed foods
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processedVehicle checks continue to be sent and are processed.The aim will be to capture the processing carried on by listeners as speech is processed and word-meanings identified.Fully processed canned hams will not spoil and can be kept on the shelf.processed cheeseHighly processed foods are not as nutritious as fresh foods.Processed foods may lack the vitamins and minerals found in fresh produce.Don't forget that when food is processed, many of the nutrients are stripped away and not put back.In other countries it was a vehicle for selling processed peas or indoctrinating the masses.How many forms of processed potato can you think of? 3.Some of his experiments suggested that high levels of processed sugar could lead to coronary thrombosis, diabetes and heart disease.Yudkin is a campaigner against processed sugar, the sort used in massive quantities in many processed foods.Figs. 2a, b and c show successive waveform expansions of fractal processed wind noise.
From Longman Business Dictionaryprocessedpro‧cessed /ˈprəʊsestˈprɑː-/ adjective processed food/ meat/cheese etc food that has been treated or changed to colour it, keep it fresh etcthe manufacture and marketing of processed potato products
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