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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.
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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