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base metal

noun [C] uk   us   specialized
a common metal, such as lead, tin , or copper, that reacts easily with other chemicals and is not a precious metal
Translations of “base metal”
in Chinese (Traditional) 賤金屬(如鉛、錫、銅)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 贱金属(如铅、锡、铜)…
(Definition of base metal from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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