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essential servicesnoun [plural]

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basic public needs, such as water, gas, and electricity, which are often supplied to people's houses, or necessary social services such as education and health care: Residents face increases in electricity bills, property taxes, fuel, and other essential services.
(Definition of essential services from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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in Chinese (Simplified) 基本生活设施…
in Chinese (Traditional) 基本生活設施…
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