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Definition of Raw


  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.
  3. Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought.
  4. Not distilled; as, raw water
  5. Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton
  6. Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits
  7. Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow
  8. Not tanned; as, raw hides
  9. Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.
  10. Not covered; bare.
  11. Bald.
  12. Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore.
  13. Sore, as if by being galled.
  14. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind.
  15. A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.

Raw Quotations

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

Ours is one continued struggle against degradation sought to be inflicted upon us by the European, who desire to degrade us to the level of the raw Kaffir, whose occupation is hunting and whose sole ambition is to collect a certain number of cattle to buy a wife with, and then pass his life in indolence and nakedness.
Mahatma Gandhi

If there hadn't been women we'd still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends.
Orson Welles

Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.
William S. Burroughs

Man is raw and wild, that is one of the reasons why he needs the Christian teaching.
Alfred A. Montapert
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Raw Translations

raw in Afrikaans is rou
raw in Dutch is grof, bot, onbewerkt, onbehouwen, cru
raw in Finnish is raaka
raw in French is brut, rugueux, cru
raw in German is roh, Original, Rauh, roh
raw in Italian is grezzo, scabro
raw in Latin is rudis
raw in Portuguese is cru
raw in Spanish is bronco, crudo

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