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natural resource

n.
A material source of wealth, such as timber, fresh water, or a mineral deposit, that occurs in a natural state and has economic value.
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natural resource

Something, such as a forest, a mineral deposit, or fresh water, that is found in nature and is necessary or useful to humans.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.natural resource - resources (actual and potential) supplied by naturenatural resource - resources (actual and potential) supplied by nature
resource - available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed
land resources - natural resources in the form of arable land
mineral resources - natural resources in the form of minerals
renewable resource - any natural resource (as wood or solar energy) that can be replenished naturally with the passage of time
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