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processed cheese

noun
1.
a mass-produced product made of one or more types of cheeses that have been heated and mixed with emulsifiers, colorings, flavorings, etc., primarily to retard spoilage and enhance spreadability at reduced cost.
Also, process cheese.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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