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verb [transitive] process pronunciation in American English /prəˈses/
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present tense
present participleprocessing
past tenseprocessed
past participleprocessed
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  1. 1
    to deal with a document officially so that something can happen

    28,000 applications for travel visas have still to be processed.

  2. 2
    to put information into a computer in order to organize it

    Data is processed as it is received.

  3. 4
    to add chemicals or other substances to food, for example to keep it fresh for a long time
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noun [uncountable]

There have been some delays with the processing of planning applications.

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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