Translation of "material" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


noun [ C ] (PHYSICAL SUBSTANCE) 物质/材料 uk us /məˈtɪə.ri.əl/ US  /-ˈtɪr.i-/

a physical substance which things can be made from

building materials, such as stone 建筑材料,如石头
Crude oil is used as the raw (= basic) material for making plastics. 原油被用作制造塑料的原料。

(Translation of “material noun (PHYSICAL SUBSTANCE)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)