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raw material

noun [C or U]
 
 
PRODUCTION, NATURAL RESOURCES a substance in its natural state that will be used to make something else in an industrial process: raw material costs/prices The increase in operating costs is due to higher energy costs and increases in the price of raw materials such as iron ore.
Translations of “raw material”
in Korean 원자재…
in Arabic مواد خام…
in Portuguese matéria-prima…
in Catalan matèria primera…
in Japanese 原料, 原材料…
in Italian materia prima…
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