raw material

raw material
noun Date: 1796 crude or processed material that can be converted by manufacture, processing, or combination into a new and useful product <
wheat…is raw material for the flour mill — C. A. Koepke
; broadly something with a potential for improvement, development, or elaboration <
perplexities are often the raw material of discoveries — Agnes M. Clerke

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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