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verb [transitive] process pronunciation in British English /ˈprəʊses/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyprocess
he/she/itprocesses
present participleprocessing
past tenseprocessed
past participleprocessed
  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
    processed cheese/meat
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processing

noun [uncountable]
the food processing industry
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