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alternatively
adv. either ... or....exp: you can relax on the beach or ~ try the bustling town centre
otherwise
adv. used to state what the result would be if sth did not happen or if the situation were different: My parents lent me the money. ~, I couldn't have afforded the trip.
concurrently
adv. at the same time
oil refinery
n. a refinery for petroleum
molecule
n. the smallest unit, usually consisting of a group of atoms, into which a substance can be divided without a change in its chemical nature: A ~ of water consists of two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen.
granule
n. small grain
inspect
v. sth/sb (for sth) to look closely at sth/sb, especially to check that everything is satisfactory.
mould
n. a container that you pour a soft liquid or substance into, which then becomes solid in the same shape as the container, for example when it is cooled or cooked: A clay ~ is used for casting bronze statues.
warehouse
n. a building where large quantities of goods are stored, especially before they are sent to shops/stores to be sold.
conveyor belt
n. a continuous moving band used for transporting goods from one part of a building to another, for example products in a factory or suitcases in an airport.
disposed of, discard
v. throw away, get rid of, discharge
the former
n. the first of two people or things that you have just mentioned (OPP the latter)........... Of the two possibilities, ~ seems more likely
the latter
n. the second of two people or things just mentioned ( OPP former)..... where unemployment and crime are high, it can be assumed that ~ is due to the former
component
n. one of several parts that together make up a whole machine, system (SYN constituent)......... companies that make electronic ~s for computer products
separation
n. [1] ~ (from sb/sth) ~ (between A and B) the act of separating people or things; the state of being separate. [2] a period of time that people spend apart from each other. [3]a decision that a husband and wife make to live apart while they are still legally married.
precious
adj. rare and worth a lot of money: a ~ vase
smelt
v. to heat and melt ORE (= rock that contains metal) in order to obtain the metal it contains: a method of ~ing iron
convert
v. to change sth into a different form, or to change sth so that it can be used for a different purpose or in a different way(=> convertible) ..... They ~ed the spare bedroom into an office
incinerate
v. to burn sth completely in order to destroy it: all the infected clothing was ~ed
condense
v. change from a gas into a liquid