raw material

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Noun[edit]

raw material (plural raw materials)

  1. A material in its unprocessed, natural state considered usable for manufacture.
    Petroleum is the raw material refined into various fuels and needed for countless chemicals
  2. (figuratively) Any input to a factory or other installation which processes it.
    The assembly plant's raw materials are finished parts from Asian suppliers.

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