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natural resources

noun [plural]
 
 
NATURAL RESOURCES
oil, minerals, forests, etc. that exist in a place and that have economic value to a country: The region is rich in natural resources but has suffered from years of under investment. abundant/rich natural resources dwindling/scarce natural resources conserve/preserve/protect natural resources deplete/exploit natural resources
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