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resourcenoun

uk   /rɪˈzɔːs/ /ˈriː.sɔːs/  us   /ˈriː.sɔːrs/
B2 [C usually plural] a useful or valuable possession or quality of a country, organization, or person: The country's greatest resource is the dedication of its workers. Britain's mineral resources include coal and gas deposits. [U] formal for resourcefulness
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resourceverb [T]

uk   /rɪˈzɔːs/ /ˈriː.sɔːs/  us   /ˈriː.sɔːrs/
to provide an organization or department with money or equipment: The school must be properly resourced with musical instruments and audio equipment.
resourced
adjective uk   /rɪˈzɔːst/ /ˈriː.sɔːst/  us   /ˈriː.sɔːrst/
It is widely acknowledged that the welfare system is under-resourced.
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