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noun [countable] source pronunciation in British English /sɔː(r)s/
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  1. 1
    a person, place, or thing that provides something that you need or want
    a light/power/energy source
    source of: The best sources of potassium are vegetables and fruit.
    A garden was the source of inspiration for the painting.
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  2. 2
    the cause of a problem, or the place where it began
    source of: Her son was a constant source of worry to her.
    We have been unable to trace the source of the infection.

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red market

the buying and selling of human organs

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