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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.
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