Definition of 'refinery'
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So investing more in discovering oil and building new refineries is vital. The Sun (2008)It is well placed to build terminals and refineries and to hire oil workers for offshore operations. Times, Sunday Times (2010)But it may also require very little skill, as in the typical oil refinery. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)But it appears to have left infrastructure networks, oil refineries and other sensitive targets unaffected. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The sea brought sugar refinery to Greenock and the riches of tobacco trading to a generation of new entrepreneurs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)When an oil company builds a refinery, it decides at the outset what it will produce and constructs it accordingly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The solution is to build two new refineries in the north of the country, with capacity for almost one million barrels per day. Times, Sunday Times (2009)One of Britain's biggest oil refineries faced a second day of wildcat strikes. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At the age of 9 he moved to the latter city, where his father worked in a sugar refinery. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Oil refineries are closing. The Sun (2012)The closure of part of Scotland's only oil refinery yesterday added to growing fears of a return to record fuel prices. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I visited a large sugar refinery and observed the process by which sugar is converted from rough cane to fine, white crystals for the table. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)A worker from the local oil refinery said he could see'dark spots' on the river. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The dispute at the Lincolnshire oil refinery was a demand for special protection for British workers on the ground of their nationality rather than their productivity. Times, Sunday Times (2009)At the last, known as something unique and far better than the site of one more oil refinery, the village is not bought out. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'refinery'
British English: refinery /rɪˈfaɪnərɪ/ NOUN
A refinery is a factory which prepares a substance such as oil or sugar.
...an oil refinery.
- American English: refinery
- Arabic: معمل التكرير
- Brazilian Portuguese: refinaria
- Chinese: 炼油厂
- Croatian: rafinerija
- Czech: rafinérie
- Danish: raffinaderi
- Dutch: raffinaderij
- European Spanish: refinería
- Finnish: jalostamo
- French: raffinerie
- German: Raffinerie
- Greek: διυλιστήριο
- Italian: raffineria
- Japanese: 精製所
- Korean: 정제소
- Norwegian: raffineri
- Polish: rafineria
- European Portuguese: refinaria
- Romanian: rafinărie
- Russian: очистительный завод
- Spanish: refinería
- Swedish: raffinaderi
- Thai: โรงกลั่น
- Turkish: rafineri
- Ukrainian: очисний завод
- Vietnamese: nhà máy lọc
Definition of refinery from the Collins English Dictionary
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