Definition of natural resources in English:

natural resources

plural noun

  • Materials or substances occurring in nature which can be exploited for economic gain.

    ‘the sustainable use of natural resources’
    • ‘And these rich and powerful few will use the law and the courts to ensure that their exploitation of a natural resource will go unchecked.’
    • ‘It is not in Australia's national interest to lock up and leave undeveloped our natural resources.’
    • ‘These fossil fuels lay at the core of the exploitation of natural resources that arose with the industrial revolution.’
    • ‘Australia is a wealthy country, with a high standard of living and vast amounts of natural resources.’
    • ‘They have no access to the minerals, ivory and other abundant natural resources found there.’
    • ‘Economic use of natural resources such as water is another factor to be reckoned with.’
    • ‘The vast natural resources of the two continents were long exploited for the enrichment of Europe.’
    • ‘We need to recycle because we need to conserve the Earth's natural resources.’
    • ‘The natural resources are recognized as common property and managed collectively as such.’
    • ‘It also notes that governments, too, exploit the natural resources of their countries to fund their war efforts.’
    • ‘This trend should now be halted so that Zambia rightfully reaps the benefits of her natural resources.’
    • ‘For Australia as a whole, knowledge and skills are now more important than natural resources.’
    • ‘The economy continued to draw on overseas capital, labour, and technology to exploit natural resources.’
    • ‘The exploitation of the natural resource for these materials has boggling environmental implications.’
    • ‘We need to ensure that all our natural resources are used in a sustainable manner.’
    • ‘The natural resources of our area were being exploited not for the benefit of the native inhabitants.’
    • ‘The risks may be high, but the continent is rich in natural resources including oil, gold and diamonds.’
    • ‘Their needs are limited and therefore their exploitation of natural resources is limited.’
    • ‘Paper is the only natural resource we don't give a damn about it seems.’
    • ‘Australia has a fragile ecosystem and limited natural resources despite its huge size.’