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rich

adjective (HAVING A LOT OF STH)    /rɪtʃ/
B2 containing a large amount of a valuable natural substance such as coal, oil, or wood: The region is rich in minerals and coal deposits. The country has vast oil reserves and rich deposits of other minerals.Plenty and abundant -rich used in compounds to say that someone has a lot of a particular thing, or that something contains a lot of a particular substance : This type of pension plan is popular with business owners or property-rich investors. One of the mysteries of our times is why some oil-rich countries have so many poor living in them. a recipe for a vitamin-rich vegetable soup rich in sth B2 containing a lot of something good or useful: Pineapple juice is rich in vitamins A and B. The English language is rich in vocabulary.Plenty and abundant Rich land or soil contains a large amount of substances that help plants to grow: the richest arable land in the countryFertile or infertile land containing a lot of exciting events or experiences and therefore very interesting: He has written a book about the island's rich history. She had a rich and varied life and met many famous and exciting people.Exciting and interesting If the style of something such as a piece of furniture or a building is rich, it contains a lot of decoration: The temple is noted for its rich carvings.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
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