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Definition of RAW

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Raw \Raw\ (r[add]), a. [Compar. {Rawer} (r[add]"[~e]r); superl. {Rawest}.] [AS. hre['a]w; akin to D. raauw, LG. rau, G. roh, OHG. r[=o], Icel. hr[=a]r, Dan. raa, Sw. r[*a], L. crudus, Gr. kre`as flesh, Skr. kravis raw flesh. [root]18. Cf. {Crude}, {Cruel}.]
     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. [1913 Webster]

     2. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit. [1913 Webster]

              Approved himself to the raw judgment of the multitude.                            --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

     3. Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought. Specifically: (a) Not distilled; as, raw water. [Obs.] --Bacon. (b) Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton. (c) Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits. (d) Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow. (e) Not tanned; as, raw hides. (f) Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth. [1913 Webster]

     4. Not covered; bare. Specifically:
        (a) Bald. [Obs.] "With skull all raw." --Spenser (b) Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore. (c) Sore, as if by being galled. [1913 Webster]

                  And all his sinews waxen weak and raw Through long imprisonment.        --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

     5. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind.
        "A raw and gusty day." --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Raw \Raw\, n.
     A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw. [1913 Webster]

           Like savage hackney coachmen, they know where there is a raw.                                   --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

         Read-After-Write (WAW, WAR)

V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

282 Moby Thesaurus words for "raw":
     Rabelaisian, Siberian, a novice at, a stranger to, abusive, adolescent, algetic, algid, angry, arctic, at half cock, awkward, bald, bare, bare-ass, bareness, below zero, birthday suit, biting, bitter, bitterly cold, blankminded, blasphemous, bleak, blinding, blown, boreal, brisk, broad, brumal, budding, burning, callow, calumniatory, calumnious, chafed, coarse, cold, cold as charity, cold as death, cold as ice, cold as marble, comminatory, contumelious, crass, crisp, crude, cursing, cutting, damnatory, decollete, denunciatory, dewy, dirty, dumb, dysphemistic, earthy, ecdysiast, empty, empty-headed, epithetic, ever-new, evergreen, excommunicative, excommunicatory, execratory, exposed, exposed nerve, festering, fiery, firsthand, flaring, flashy, flaunting, fledgling, foul, frank, freezing, freezing cold, fresh, frigid, fulminatory, galled, garish, gauche, gaudy, gelid, glacial, glaring, green, green as grass, groping, gross, growing, gutter, gymnosophical, gymnosophist, gymnosophy, half-baked, half-cocked, half-grown, hibernal, hiemal, hyperborean, ice-cold, ice-encrusted, icelike, icy, ignorant, ill-digested, immature, imprecatory, impubic, impure, in native buff, in puris naturalibus, in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw, inane, inclement, inexperienced, inflamed, ingenuous, innocent, intact, irritated, juicy, juvenile, keen, know-nothing, loud, low, lurid, maiden, maidenly, maledictory, meretricious, minor, naive, naked, nakedness, native, naturism, naturist, naturistic, neoteric, nerve ending, nescient, nestling, new, new to, new-fledged, nipping, nippy, not a stitch, nude, nudism, nudist, nudity, numbing, obscene, original, overbright, peeled, penetrating, piercing, pinching, pristine, profane, rank, rankling, rare, raw nerve, red, ribald, rigorous, ripening, risque, rough, rude, sappy, scatologic, screaming, scurrile, scurrilous, sempervirent, sensitive, severe, sharp, shrieking, simple, sleety, slushy, smarting, snappy, soft spot, sore, sore point, sore spot, stark-naked, state of nature, stone-cold, strange to, stripper, stripteaser, subzero, supercooled, tender, tender spot, tentative, the altogether, the nude, the quick, the raw, tingling, toplessness, unaccustomed to, unacquainted, unacquainted with, unadult, unapprized, unbaked, unbeaten, unboiled, uncomprehending, unconversant, unconversant with, uncooked, uncouth, underage, undercooked, underdone, underripe, undeveloped, unenlightened, unexperienced, unfamiliar, unfamiliar with, unfledged, unformed, ungrown, unhandled, unilluminated, uninformed, uninitiated, uninitiated in, unintelligent, unknowing, unlicked, unmatured, unmellowed, unposted, unpracticed, unpracticed in, unripe, unseasoned, unskilled in, unsure, untouched, untried, untrodden, unused, unused to, unversed, unversed in, vacuous, vernal, vile, virgin, virginal, vituperative, vulgar, windblown, windswept, winterbound, winterlike, wintery, wintry, with nothing on, without a stitch, young

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