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Dictionary definition for: Crude

1. (n) a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

2. (s) not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint" "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them" "rough carpentry"

3. (s) conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language" "a crude joke" "crude behavior" "an earthy sense of humor" "a revoltingly gross expletive" "a vulgar gesture" "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"

4. (a) not refined or processed; "unrefined ore" "crude oil"

5. (s) belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness; "the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man" "primitive movies of the 1890s" "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mo

6. (s) not processed or subjected to analysis; "raw data" "the raw cost of production" "only the crude vital statistics"

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