Definition of Raw

1. Noun. Informal terms for nakedness. "In his birthday suit"

Exact synonyms: Altogether, Birthday Suit
Generic synonyms: Nakedness, Nudeness, Nudity

2. Adjective. (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes. "Bales of rude cotton"
Exact synonyms: Natural, Rude
Similar to: Unprocessed

3. Adjective. Having the surface exposed and painful. "A raw wound"
Similar to: Injured
Derivative terms: Rawness

4. Adjective. Not treated with heat to prepare it for eating.

5. Adjective. Not processed or refined. "Raw sewage"
Similar to: Untreated

6. Adjective. Devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure. "You may kill someone someday with your raw power"
Exact synonyms: Naked
Similar to: Open, Overt
Derivative terms: Nakedness

7. Adjective. Brutally unfair or harsh. "A raw deal"
Similar to: Unfair, Unjust

8. Adjective. Not processed or subjected to analysis. "Only the crude vital statistics"
Exact synonyms: Crude
Similar to: Unanalyzed
Derivative terms: Crudity, Rawness

9. Adjective. Untempered and unrefined. "Raw beauty"
Similar to: Unpolished

10. Adjective. Hurting. "The tender spot on his jaw"
Exact synonyms: Sensitive, Sore, Tender
Similar to: Painful
Derivative terms: Rawness, Sensitivity, Soreness, Tenderness

11. Adjective. Unpleasantly cold and damp. "Bleak winds of the North Atlantic"
Exact synonyms: Bleak, Cutting
Similar to: Cold
Derivative terms: Bleakness, Rawness

12. Adjective. Used of wood and furniture. "Raw wood"
Exact synonyms: Unsanded
Similar to: Unfinished

13. Adjective. Lacking training or experience. "Raw recruits"
Exact synonyms: New
Similar to: Inexperienced, Inexperient
Derivative terms: Rawness

14. Adjective. (used informally) completely unclothed.

Definition of Raw

1. a. Not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna; specifically, not cooked; not changed by heat to a state suitable for eating; not done; as, raw meat.

2. n. A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.

Definition of Raw

1. Adjective. Of food: not cooked. (defdate from 9th c.) ¹

2. Adjective. Not treated or processed (of materials, products etc.); in a natural state, unrefined, unprocessed. (defdate from 10th c.) ¹

3. Adjective. Having had the skin removed or abraded; chafed, tender; exposed, lacerated. (defdate from 14th c.) ¹

4. Adjective. New or inexperienced. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

5. Adjective. Crude in quality; rough, uneven, unsophisticated. (defdate from 16th c.) ¹

6. Adjective. Of data, statistics etc: uncorrected, without analysis. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

7. Adjective. Of weather: unpleasantly damp or cold ¹

8. Adjective. (slang) without a condom ¹

9. Noun. (context: sugar refining sugar trade) An unprocessed sugar; a batch of such. ¹

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Definition of Raw

1. uncooked [adj RAWER, RAWEST] / a sore or irritated spot [n -S] - See also: uncooked

Medical Definition of Raw

1. 1. Not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna; specifically, not cooked; not changed by heat to a state suitable for eating; not done; as, raw meat. 2. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit. "Approved himself to the raw judgment of the multitude." (De Quincey) 3. Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought. Specifically: Not distilled; as, raw water. Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton. Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits. Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow. Not tanned; as, raw hides. Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth. 4. Not covered; bare. Specifically: Bald. "With scull all raw." Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore. Sore, as if by being galled. "And all his sinews waxen weak and raw Through long imprisonment." (Spenser) 5. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; as, a raw wind. "A raw and gusty day." Raw material, material that has not been subjected to a (specified) process of manufacture; as, ore is the raw material used in smelting; leather is the raw material of the shoe industry. Raw pig, cast iron as it comes from the smelting furnace. Origin: AS. Hreaw; akin to D. Raauw, LG. Rau, G. Roh, OHG. Ro, Icel. Hrar, Dan. Raa, Sw. Ra, L. Crudus, Gr. Kreas flesh, Skr. Kravis raw flesh. Cf. Crude, Cruel. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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