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natural resources

noun [plural] uk   us  
things such as minerals, forests, coal, etc. which exist in a place and can be used by people: Some natural resources, such as natural gas and fossil fuel, cannot be replaced.Environmental issuesRubbish and wasteProtection and protectors
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