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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
processed
adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
processed cheese (=with substances added to preserve it)
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
food
▪ Yudkin is a campaigner against processed sugar, the sort used in massive quantities in many processed foods.
▪ The supermarkets then found that they could charge bigger margins on goods that were peripheral to their core business, processed foods.
▪ Avoid unnecessary additives by choosing processed foods with fewer additives - check labels to see what you're getting.
▪ This may be one reason why fibre-rich foods are normally automatically chewed more thoroughly than processed foods.
▪ The stockpile of raw and processed food, and emergency field cooking equipment has existed since the Second World War.
▪ The stabilizers, additives, colourings and flavourings in processed food are chemicals produced in factories.
▪ These include chemicals, paper, cloth, drink manufacture and processed food.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
processed cheese
Processed foods may lack the vitamins and minerals found in fresh produce.
▪ Fully processed canned hams will not spoil and can be kept on the shelf.
▪ Highly processed foods are not as nutritious as fresh foods.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Don't forget that when food is processed, many of the nutrients are stripped away and not put back.
▪ Figs. 2a, b and c show successive waveform expansions of fractal processed wind noise.
▪ How many forms of processed potato can you think of? 3.
▪ In other countries it was a vehicle for selling processed peas or indoctrinating the masses.
▪ Some of his experiments suggested that high levels of processed sugar could lead to coronary thrombosis, diabetes and heart disease.
▪ The aim will be to capture the processing carried on by listeners as speech is processed and word-meanings identified.
▪ Vehicle checks continue to be sent and are processed.
▪ Yudkin is a campaigner against processed sugar, the sort used in massive quantities in many processed foods.
Wiktionary
processed
  1. 1 That has completed a required process. 2 modified through manufacture such as refinement or food processing. v

  2. (en-past of: process)

WordNet
processed
  1. adj. subjected to a special process or treatment; "prepared ergot"; "processed cheeses are easy to spread"

  2. freed from impurities by processing; "refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare [syn: refined] [ant: unrefined]

  3. prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores" [ant: unprocessed]

Wikipedia

Usage examples of "processed".

Nut butters, made from ground almonds, hazelnuts, pistachios, or other nuts, and found in health food stores, do not carry the added sugars or preservatives of commercially sold and processed butters, such as peanut butter.

In this case Brentford, Middlesex Inside, as well as the cassette of exposed film there would be a completed address slip to be stuck on the packet of processed transparencies.

Variances in absorption rate, bioavailability, protein binding, receptor-subtype mechanisms, efferent nerve equations, Meldrum models, gangloid ionization, ribosome protein synthesis, Cell Cleaner interaction rates-no one person could possibly have processed it all.

You will find they describe how their animals were bred, what operations they may have done on them, how their tissues were processed - but never that the rats, mice, cats, monkeys or chicks were killed.

Flesh and voice alike are stretched to the limit, stereotypically processed and purified, captured and commodified at the most excruciating vanishing point.

Shakespearian critics of the early part of the century, within an overall strategy of looking at how Shakespeare is mediated and processed to us.

WAR DOG TRAINING SCHOOL SCHOOLS REGIMENT, MARINE TRAINING COMMAND CAMP LEJEUNE, NORTH CAROLINA 30 August 1945 Total dogs enlisted and processed by Marine Corps: 891 Total registered dogs in Marine Corps obtained from Army: 96 Army dogs not registered but on duty in Marine Corps from Army: 60 GRAND TOTAL DOGS: 1047 RECAPITULATION Dogs here on dutystincluding hospital, 45 survey, and rejects: 194 Dogs on duty Continental U.

Phosrock broke down somewhere along a tonne of ore processed down to sixty kilograms of formanite, an essential ingredient in the new deep-space tracking systems.

Foods with the highest glycemic index are simple sugars and processed grain products like pasta and white rice, which cause a rapid rise in blood sugar after a meal.

The flows shown by dashed arrows represent raw information about individual harmonics and processed information about timbre being included in the inputs to cortical maps that process melody.

The winner of the competition was Herman Hollerith, whose electrically powered calculator was a monster device that not only processed numbers but displayed the progress of the process on large clocks for all to see.

Was processed to grieve for absenting of popmaize and fellow random numerologist with whom to collate speculatings.

Weeping Walls arrangement was set up the prefab wall itself going up quickly on a leased stretch of side-walk where prearranged postholes awaitedand the friends and relatives of the chemically slaughtered bus riders were being processed through their relatively restrained and somewhat shell-shocked grief.

Stinking, noisy factories processed the resources into large starship components, hull plates and engine cowlings that would be lifted into orbit for assembly into new battleships.

Forensic scientists have been at work for hours, the gray station wagon up on a hydraulic lift, the windows cloudy from superglue fumes, the carpets already processed and vacuumed.