feedstock

[feed-stok]
noun
raw material for processing or manufacturing industry.
Also, feed stock.


Origin:
1930–35; feed + stock

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feedstock (ˈfiːdˌstɒk)
 
n
the main raw material used in the manufacture of a product

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What's more, the wood could potentially serve as a biofuel feedstock.
It uses energy, primarily natural gas and natural gas derivatives, as a
  feedstock material to make a wide array of products.
Ways of converting those crops into feedstock have to be developed.
The price of uranium oxide, the raw feedstock required for nuclear reactors,
  was in the doldrums for nearly a generation.
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