/raw/, adj., rawer, rawest, n.adj.1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot.2. not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining, or manufacture: raw cotton.3. unnaturally or painfully exposed, as flesh, by removal of the skin or natural integument.4. painfully open, as a sore or wound.5. crude in quality or character; not tempered or refined by art or taste: raw humor.6. ignorant, inexperienced, or untrained: a raw recruit.7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions.8. brutally harsh or unfair: a raw deal; receiving raw treatment from his friends.9. disagreeably damp and chilly, as the weather or air: a raw, foggy day at the beach.10. not diluted, as alcoholic spirits: raw whiskey.11. unprocessed or unevaluated: raw data.n.12. a sore or irritated place, as on the flesh.13. unrefined sugar, oil, etc.14. in the raw,a. in the natural, uncultivated, or unrefined state: nature in the raw.b. Informal. in the nude; naked: sunbathing in the raw.[bef. 1000; ME; OE hreaw, hraew; c. D rauw, G roh; akin to L crudus raw (see CRUDE), cruor blood, Gk kréas raw flesh]Syn. 2. unprepared, rough, makeshift. RAW, CRUDE, RUDE refer to something not in a finished or highly refined state. RAW applies particularly to material not yet changed by a process, by manufacture, or by preparation for consumption: raw cotton; raw leather. CRUDE refers to that which still needs refining: crude petroleum. RUDE refers to what is still in a condition of rough simplicity or in a makeshift or roughly made form: rude agricultural implements; the rude bridge that arched the flood. 6. undisciplined, green, unskilled, unpracticed. 9. cold, wet. 10. straight, neat.Ant. 1. cooked.
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