Raw

Definition of Raw

Pronunciation: rạ
a.1.Not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna;
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.
4.Not covered; bare.
And all his sinews waxen weak and raw
Through long imprisonment.
- Spenser.
5.Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind.
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.
n.1.A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.
Like savage hackney coachmen, they know where there is a raw.
- De Quincey.

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