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armory, arsenal, assembly line, assembly plant, atomic energy plant, bindery, boatyard, boilery, bookbindery, brewery, brickyard, cannery, clarifier, colander, cradle, creamery, cribble, dairy, defense plant, distillery, dockyard, factory, factory belt, factory district, feeder plant, filter, flour mill, industrial park, industrial zone, lixiviator, main plant, manufactory, manufacturing plant, manufacturing quarter, mill, mint, munitions plant, oil refinery, packing house, percolator, plant, pottery, power plant, production line, purifier, push-button plant, refiner, riddle, rocker, sawmill, screen, shipyard, sieve, sifter, strainer, subassembly plant, sugar refinery, tannery, winery, winnow, winnowing basket, winnowing fan, winnowing machine, yard, yards

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  • Refinery — Re*fin er*y ( ?), n.; pl. {Refineries} ( ?z). [Cf. F. raffinerie.] 1. The building and apparatus for refining or purifying, esp. metals and sugar. [1913 Webster] 2. A furnace in which cast iron is refined by the action of a blast on the molten… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • refinery — (n.) 1727, from REFINE (Cf. refine) + ERY (Cf. ery) …   Etymology dictionary

  • refinery — ► NOUN (pl. refineries) ▪ an industrial installation where a substance is refined …   English terms dictionary

  • refinery — [ri fīn′ər ē] n. pl. refineries [< REFINE + ERY, based on Fr raffinerie] an establishment or plant for refining, or purifying, such raw materials as oil, metal, or sugar …   English World dictionary

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  • refinery — Premises approved by the Commissioners for the treatment of oil (HODA s.27). HM Customs & Revenue Glossary * * * refinery re‧fin‧e‧ry [rɪˈfaɪnəri] noun refineries PLURALFORM [countable] MANUFACTURING a factory where something such as oil or sugar …   Financial and business terms

  • refinery — n. an oil; sugar refinery * * * [rɪ faɪn(ə)rɪ] sugar refinery an oil …   Combinatory dictionary

  • refinery — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. smelting works, oil refinery, sugar refinery; see factory . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Something that purifies or cleans: clarifier, cleaner, cleanser, purifier, refiner. See CLEAN …   English dictionary for students

  • refinery — UK [rɪˈfaɪnərɪ] / US noun [countable] Word forms refinery : singular refinery plural refineries a factory where things are removed from a natural substance to make it pure …   English dictionary

  • refinery — noun Refinery is used after these nouns: ↑oil, ↑sugar …   Collocations dictionary

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