noun, plural re·fin·er·ies.
Origin of refinery
Examples from the Web for refinery
Refinery management had normalized the occurrences of hazardous conditions.
We fought in Mosul 10 days,” Jasim said, “then they sent us to Bayji to help the army liberate the refinery.Bikers of Baghdad: Sunnis, Shias, Skulls, ‘Harleys,’ and Iraqi Flags|Jacob Siegel|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This unusually severe judgment was the first criminal conviction of a refinery operation under the Clean Air Act.
The refinery was bought by a little-known company based in Kharkiv called “GasUkraina-2009.”
"You can get to literally every refinery that is in the U.S. south from the water," he says.
Of the four, he alone knew every inch of the physical set-up of the refinery.The Legion of Lazarus|Edmond Hamilton
Her wash-tubs are emptied, like every thing else, into the refinery.
A period of five years, however, completed Mr. Veysey's connection with the refinery.The Beaver, Vol. I, No. 4, January 1921|Hudson's Bay Company
The refinery for whale-oil, lately established at Rouen, seems to be an object worthy of national attention.
This new camp was a kind of refinery; here one and all might consider the perils, dangers and privations likely to be encountered.Then and Now|Robert Vaughn