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Definition of Processed

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adapted, treated, subjected to a series of procedures
treat, adapt, subject to series of procedures; prepare, make ready
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processed
adj
1. 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]

WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. subjected to a special process or treatment; "prepared ergot"; "processed cheeses are easy to spread"
(similar) prepared
2. freed from impurities by processing; "refined sugar"; "refined oil"; "to gild refined gold"- Shakespeare
(synonym) refined
3. prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process; "processed ores"
(antonym) unprocessed
(similar) clarified
(see-also) finished

Noun
1. a particular course of action intended to achieve a result; "the procedure of obtaining a driver's license"; "it was a process of trial and error"
(synonym) procedure
(hypernym) activity
(hyponym) Bertillon system
(derivation) work, work on
2. a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls"
(hypernym) phenomenon
(hyponym) chelation
3. (psychology) the performance of some composite cognitive activity; an operation that affects mental contents; "the process of thinking"; "the cognitive operation of remembering"
(synonym) cognitive process, mental process, operation, cognitive operation
(hypernym) cognition, knowledge, noesis
(hyponym) basic cognitive process
(classification) psychology, psychological science
4. a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against the defendant
(synonym) summons
(hypernym) writ, judicial writ
(hyponym) citation
(derivation) serve, swear out
(classification) law, jurisprudence
5. a mental process that you are not directly aware of; "the process of denial"
(synonym) unconscious process
(hypernym) cognition, knowledge, noesis
(hyponym) condensation
6. a natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant; "a bony process"
(synonym) outgrowth, appendage
(hypernym) body part
(hyponym) horn

Verb
1. deal with in a routine way; "I'll handle that one"; "process a loan"; "process the applicants"
(hypernym) manage, deal, care, handle
(derivation) procedure
2. subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
(synonym) treat
(hypernym) affect, impact, bear upon, bear on, touch on, touch
(hyponym) propagate
(derivation) processor
3. perform mathematical and logical operations on (data) according to programmed instructions in order to obtain the required information; "The results of the elections were still being processed when he gave his acceptance speech"
(hypernym) calculate, cipher, cypher, compute, work out, reckon, figure
(derivation) central processing unit, CPU, C.P.U., central processor, processor, mainframe
4. institute legal proceedings against; file a suit against; "He was warned that the district attorney would process him"; "She actioned the company for discrimination"
(synonym) action, sue, litigate
(hypernym) challenge
(hyponym) expedite
(verb-group) litigate
(derivation) summons
5. shape, form, or improve a material; "work stone into tools"; "process iron"; "work the metal"
(synonym) work, work on
(hypernym) transform, transmute, transubstantiate
(hyponym) coldwork, cold work
(verb-group) shape, form, work, mold, mould, forge
(derivation) procedure
6. deliver a warrant or summons to someone; "He was processed by the sheriff"
(synonym) serve, swear out
(hypernym) deliver
(hyponym) subpoena
(derivation) summons
7. march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room"
(synonym) march
(hypernym) walk
(hyponym) file