refinery


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re·fin·er·y

 (rĭ-fī′nə-rē)
n. pl. re·fin·er·ies
An industrial plant for purifying a crude substance, such as petroleum or sugar.

refinery

(rɪˈfaɪnərɪ)
n, pl -eries
(Commerce) a factory for the purification of some crude material, such as ore, sugar, oil, etc

re•fin•er•y

(rɪˈfaɪ nə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
an establishment for refining something, as metal, sugar, or petroleum.
[1720–30]

re·fin·er·y

(rĭ-fī′nə-rē)
An industrial plant for purifying a substance, such as petroleum or sugar, or converting it to a form that is more useful. These processes are carried out by mechanical and chemical means.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.refinery - an industrial plant for purifying a crude substancerefinery - an industrial plant for purifying a crude substance
oil refinery, petroleum refinery - a refinery for petroleum
industrial plant, plant, works - buildings for carrying on industrial labor; "they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles"
sugar refinery - a refinery for sugar

refinery

noun
Something that purifies or cleans:
Translations
معمل التكريرمَعْمَل تَكْرير وتَصْفِيَه
rafinérierafinerie
raffinaderi
jalostamo
rafinerija
finomító
hreinsunarstöî
精製所
정제소
rafinéria
raffinaderi
โรงกลั่น
rafineriarıtma tesisi
nhà máy lọc

refinery

[rɪˈfaɪnərɪ] Nrefinería f

refinery

[rɪˈfaɪnəri] nraffinerie f

refinery

n (metal, oil, sugar refinery) → Raffinerie f

refinery

[rɪˈfaɪnərɪ] nraffineria
oil/sugar refinery → raffineria di petrolio/zucchero

refine

(rəˈfain) verb
1. to make (a substance eg sugar) pure by taking out dirt, waste substances etc. Oil is refined before it is used.
2. to improve. We have refined our techniques considerably since the work began.
reˈfined adjective
(negative unrefined).
1. very polite; well-mannered; elegant.
2. having been refined. refined sugar.
reˈfinement noun
1. good manners, good taste, polite speech etc.
2. (an) improvement. to make refinements.
reˈfineryplural reˈfineries noun
a place where sugar or oil etc is refined. an oil refinery.

refinery

معمل التكرير rafinérie raffinaderi Raffinerie διυλιστήριο refinería jalostamo raffinerie rafinerija raffineria 精製所 정제소 raffinaderij raffineri rafineria refinaria очистительный завод raffinaderi โรงกลั่น rafineri nhà máy lọc 炼油厂
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