feedstock feed‧stock [ˈfiːdstɒk ǁ -stɑːk] noun [countable]
1. MANUFACTURING a main raw material (= a material such as coal or oil in its natural state before being treated in order to make things) used for making products such as plastics and Nylon:

• Coal tar was the feedstock for all kinds of chemicals until it was replaced by oil.

2. FARMING food such as grain given to animals on farms:

• Its activities included supplying feedstock and seeds, managing the sale of produce and supplying agricultural machinery.

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feedstock UK US /ˈfiːdstɒk/ noun [U] PRODUCTION
material that is used in an industrial process: »

The company has started recycling plastic waste as feedstock in its iron furnaces.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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