- 1 process something to treat raw material, food, etc. in order to change it, preserve it, etc. Most of the food we buy is processed in some way. processed cheese a sewage processing plant I sent three rolls of film away to be processed.
- 2process something to deal officially with a document, request, etc. It will take a week for your application to be processed.
- 3process something (computing) to perform a series of operations on data in a computer
- noun [uncountable] a course on color photography and processing the food processing industry see also data processing, word processing
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NAmE//ˈprɑsɛs//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they process
he / she / it processes
past simple processed
-ing form processing
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