Definition of raw material in English:

raw material

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noun

  • The basic material from which a product is made: these could be used as raw material figurative the raw material of creativity [count noun]: the cost of raw materials and labour
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    • This nation has been built almost on the export of raw materials and animal products.
    • Oil is used as a raw material in products ranging from plastics to paints.
    • They will also be helped to obtain raw materials and market their products.

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