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raw material

noun [C]  us   /ˈrɔ məˈtɪər·i·əl/
any material, such as oil, cotton, or sugar, in its natural condition, before it has been processed for use: The cost of raw materials was going up.
Translations of “raw material”
in Korean 원자재…
in Arabic مواد خام…
in Portuguese matéria-prima…
in Catalan matèria primera…
in Japanese 原料, 原材料…
in Italian materia prima…
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