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English definition of “natural”

natural

adjective (NOT ARTIFICIAL)    /ˈnætʃ.ər.əl/ US  /-ɚ-/
B1 as found in nature and not involving anything made or done by people: a natural substance People say that breast-feeding is better than bottle-feeding because it's more natural. He died from natural causes (= because he was old or ill). Floods and earthquakes are natural disasters.Natural and artificial C1 describes an ability or characteristic that you were born with: natural beauty a natural talent for sports She's a natural blonde (= her real hair colour is blonde).Innate and congenitalGenetics describes food or drink that is pure and has no chemical substances added to it and is therefore thought to be healthy: natural mineral water natural ingredientsVarious qualities of foodNatural and artificial sb's natural mother/father/parent a parent who caused someone to be born, although possibly not their legal parent or the parent who raised themParents and children
(Definition of natural adjective (NOT ARTIFICIAL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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