Definition of Refinery

1. Noun. An industrial plant for purifying a crude substance.

Specialized synonyms: Oil Refinery, Petroleum Refinery, Sugar Refinery
Generic synonyms: Industrial Plant, Plant, Works
Derivative terms: Refine



Definition of Refinery

1. n. The building and apparatus for refining or purifying, esp. metals and sugar.

Definition of Refinery

1. Noun. A building, or a mass of machinery, used to produce refined products such as sugar, oil, or metals. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Refinery

1. a place where crude material is refined [n -ERIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Refinery

refinancing
refinancings
refind
refinding
refinds
refine
refined
refined sugar
refinedly
refinedness
refinement
refinements
refiner
refineries
refiners
refinery (current term)
refines
refining
refining industry
refinings
refinish
refinished
refinisher
refinishers
refinishes
refinishing
refire
refired
refires
refiring

Literary usage of Refinery

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1. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1905)
"The description in that case was as follows: " Said buildings and oil refinery are situate in the County of Mc- Kean, and Slate of Pennsylvania, ..."

2. The American Petroleum Industry by Raymond Foss Bacon, William Allen Hamor (1916)
"In fact, the authors of handbooks on the petroleum industry have rarely, if ever, provided the refiner or refinery engineer or the student of petroleum ..."

3. The American Petroleum Industry by Raymond Foss Bacon, William Allen Hamor (1916)
"CHAPTER XIV refinery ENGINEERING In treatises of the usual type devoted to petroleum technology, complete working drawings, such as will be found in this ..."

4. Energy Policies of the Slovak Republic: 1997 Survey by International Energy Agency (1997)
"This simple refinery sells diesel and fuel oil on the market; ... The primary distillation capacity of the refinery is about 5.6 million metric tons a year. ..."

5. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1896)
"ONE of the most interesting professional engagements during the past year has been the study of conditions obtaining in the large oil refinery of the ..."

6. Transactions of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1896)
"ONE of the most interesting professional engagements during the past year has been the study of conditions obtaining in the large oil refinery of the ..."

7. A Handbook of the Petroleum Industry by David Talbot Day (1922)
"The subject of refining may be divided for systematic presentation into the two general topics of refinery engineering and refinery operation. ..."

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