refinery

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noun re·fin·ery \ri-ˈfī-nə-rē, -ˈfīn-rē\

Definition of refinery

plural

refineries

  1. :  a building and equipment for refining or processing (as oil or sugar)

Circa 1741

First Known Use of refinery

circa 1741


REFINERY Defined for English Language Learners

refinery

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noun re·fin·ery \ri-ˈfī-nə-rē, -ˈfīn-rē\

Definition of refinery for English Language Learners

  • : a place where the unwanted substances in something (such as oil or sugar) are removed : a place where something is refined


REFINERY Defined for Kids

refinery

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noun re·fin·ery \ri-ˈfī-nə-rē\

Definition of refinery for Students

plural

refineries

  1. :  a building and equipment where something (as oil or metal) is made pure and ready for use


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