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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.

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  3. 3
    to treat a substance with chemicals or machines in order to make something

    the development of a new facility for processing nuclear fuel

  4. 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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