processed

Could you live off a diet of white bread and canned soup forever? You're a fan of processed food then — i.e., food that's undergone a special treatment or procedure to change it.

When people are processed, the same rule applies: what goes in is different than what comes out. When the army processes you during recruitment, you enter a long-haired civilian and come out a shaven headed soldier. When the U.S. government processes your citizenship application, you start as an immigrant and come out a newly-minted citizen. Processed: the opposite of natural or original.

Definitions of processed
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adj subjected to a special process or treatment

processed cheeses are easy to spread”
Synonyms:
prepared
made ready or fit or suitable beforehand

adj prepared or converted from a natural state by subjecting to a special process

processed ores”
Synonyms:
finished
(of materials or goods) brought to the desired final state
pure
free of extraneous elements of any kind
cured, vulcanised, vulcanized
(used of rubber) treated by a chemical or physical process to improve its properties (hardness and strength and odor and elasticity)
milled, polished
(of grains especially rice) having the husk or outer layers removed
semi-processed
having been subjected to partial processing
treated
subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent
Antonyms:
unprocessed
not altered from an original or natural state
unfinished
not brought to the desired final state
impure
combined with extraneous elements
natural, raw, rude
(used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
streaming
(computer science) using or relating to a form of continuous tape transport; used mainly to provide backup storage of unedited data
unvulcanised, unvulcanized
(used of rubber) not subjected to the process of vulcanization
untreated
not subjected to chemical or physical treatment
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adj freed from impurities by processing

Synonyms:
refined
Antonyms:
crude, unprocessed, unrefined
not refined or processed

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