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American English: /rəˈfaɪn(ə)ri/
British English: /rɪˈfʌɪn(ə)ri/

Translation of refinery in Spanish:

noun plural -ries

  • Example sentences
    • By the end of the century, kerosene had become the chief product of American oil refineries.
    • But ethanol must be blended with gasoline at an oil refinery to make it usable as a fuel.
    • Hungary increased protection at its Paks nuclear station in the south and at the MOL oil refineries.

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