processed

adjective pro·cessed \ ˈprä-ˌsest , ˈprō- , -səst \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of processed

: having been subjected to a special process or treatment (as in the course of manufacture)
  • Just as processed food has been robbed of its nutrients, processed hair has been robbed of much of its health.
  • Essence
  • The mythical fountain of youth now is filled with white tea. The pale, minimally processed Chinese tea is being pitched as the next great thing for drinking and as a cosmetics ingredient.
  • The Grand Rapids (Michigan) Press
  • The main dietary sources of sodium are common salt used in cooking and for seasoning and especially the increased amount of sodium compounds used in processed foods.
  • —Sue Rodwell Williams

First Known Use of processed

1876

in the meaning defined above

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