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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.
Translations of “natural resources”
in Chinese (Traditional) 天然資源…
in Chinese (Simplified) 自然资源…
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