base metal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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base metalnoun [C]

uk   us   specialized
a ​commonmetal, such as lead, tin , or copper, that ​reactseasily with other ​chemicals and is not a ​preciousmetal
(Definition of base metal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “base metal”
in Chinese (Simplified) 贱金属(如铅、锡、铜)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賤金屬(如鉛、錫、銅)…
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