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material

noun [C] (PHYSICAL SUBSTANCE)    /məˈtɪə.ri.əl/ US  /-ˈtɪr.i-/
B2 a physical substance that things can be made from: building materials, such as stone Crude oil is used as the raw (= basic) material for making plastics.The state of matter
(Definition of material noun (PHYSICAL SUBSTANCE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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