Definition of natural resources in English:

natural resources

Syllabification: nat·u·ral re·sources

noun

  • Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain.
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    • The exploitation of the natural resource for these materials has boggling environmental implications.
    • It also notes that governments, too, exploit the natural resources of their countries to fund their war efforts.
    • Economic use of natural resources such as water is another factor to be reckoned with.

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