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base metalnoun [C]

uk   /ˌbeɪs ˈmet.əl/  us   /ˌbeɪs ˈmet̬.əl/ specialized
a common metal, such as lead, tin, or copper, that reacts easily with other chemicals and is not a precious metal
(Definition of base metal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 贱金属(如铅、锡、铜)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 賤金屬(如鉛、錫、銅)…
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