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essential services

noun [plural]
 
 
basic public needs, such as water, gas, and electricity, which are often supplied to people's houses, or necessary social services such as education and health care: Residents face increases in electricity bills, property taxes, fuel, and other essential services.
Translations of “essential services”
in Chinese (Traditional) 基本生活設施…
in Chinese (Simplified) 基本生活设施…
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