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Dictionary definition for: Raw

1. (n) informal terms for nakedness; "in the raw" "in the altogether" "in his birthday suit"

2. (s) having the surface exposed and painful; "a raw wound"

3. (a) not treated with heat to prepare it for eating

4. (s) not processed or refined; "raw sewage"

5. (s) devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; "naked ambition" "raw fury" "you may kill someone someday with your raw power"

6. (s) brutally unfair or harsh; "received raw treatment from his friends" "a raw deal"

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

8. (s) untempered and unrefined; "raw talent" "raw beauty"

9. (s) unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic"

10. (s) inflamed and painful; "his throat was raw" "had a sore throat"

11. (s) lacking training or experience; "the new men were eager to fight" "raw recruits" "he was still wet behind the ears when he shipped as a hand on a merchant vessel"

12. (s) (used informally) completely unclothed

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