What is the meaning of raw?

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  • Informal terms for nakedness.
    • usage: "in the raw"; "in the altogether"; "in his birthday suit"


  • Used especially of commodities. ( being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes)
    • usage: "natural yogurt"; "natural produce"; "raw wool"; "raw sugar"; "bales of rude cotton"
  • Having the surface exposed and painful.
    • usage: "a raw wound"
  • Not treated with heat to prepare it for eating.
  • Not processed or refined.
    • usage: "raw sewage"
  • Devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure.
    • usage: "naked ambition"; "raw fury"; "you may kill someone someday with your raw power"
  • Brutally unfair or harsh.
    • usage: "received raw treatment from his friends"; "a raw deal"
  • Not processed or subjected to analysis.
    • usage: "raw data"; "the raw cost of production"; "only the crude vital statistics"
  • Untempered and unrefined.
    • usage: "raw talent"; "raw beauty"
  • Hurting.
    • usage: "the tender spot on his jaw"
  • Unpleasantly cold and damp.
    • usage: "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
  • Used of wood and furniture.
    • usage: "raw wood"
  • Lacking training or experience.
    • usage: "the new men were eager to fight"; "raw recruits"
  • Used informally. ( completely unclothed).
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APAWordNet. (2010). raw. Retrieved April 20, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/raw/definitions/1181941
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "raw" http://smartdefine.org/raw/definitions/1181941 (accessed April 20, 2018).
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MLAWordNet. "raw" 23 October 2010. Web. 20 April 2018. <http://smartdefine.org/raw/definitions/1181941>
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