semi·​fin·​ished | \ˌse-mē-ˈfi-nisht, ˌse-ˌmī-, -mi-\

Definition of semifinished 

: partially finished or processed especially, of steel : rolled from raw ingots into shapes (such as bars, billets, or plates) suitable for further processing

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Brazil has argued that 80 percent of its steel exports to the United States are semifinished products used in the steel industry and therefore do not pose a threat. Shasta Darlington, New York Times, "The U.S. Says It Has a Tariff Deal With Brazil. Brazil Disagrees.," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of semifinished

1902, in the meaning defined above

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