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Meaning of REFINERY

Pronunciation:  ri'fInuree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an industrial plant for purifying a crude substance
 

REFINERY is a 8 letter word that starts with R.

 

 See Also: industrial plant, oil refinery, petroleum refinery, plant, sugar refinery, works

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Re*fin"er*y\ (-?), n.; pl. {Refineries} (-?z). [Cf. F.
raffinerie.]
1. The building and apparatus for refining or purifying, esp.
   metals and sugar.

2. A furnace in which cast iron is refined by the action of a
   blast on the molten metal.

 

 

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