re finery


noun, plural refineries.
an establishment for refining something, as metal, sugar, or petroleum.

1720–30; refine + -ery Unabridged
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refinery (rɪˈfaɪnərɪ)
n , pl -eries
a factory for the purification of some crude material, such as ore, sugar, oil, etc

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refinery   (rĭ-fī'nə-rē)  Pronunciation Key 
An industrial plant that uses mechanical and chemical means to purify a substance, such as petroleum or sugar, or to convert it to a form that is more useful.
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