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Adjective: raw (rawer,rawest)  ro
  1. (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes
    "raw wool"; "raw sugar";
    - natural, rude
  2. Having the surface exposed and painful
    "a raw wound"
  3. Not processed or refined
    "raw sewage"
  4. Devoid of elaboration, diminution or concealment; bare and pure
    "raw fury"; "you may kill someone someday with your raw power";
    - naked
  5. Brutally unfair or harsh
    "received raw treatment from his friends"; "a raw deal"
  6. Not processed or subjected to analysis
    "raw data"; "the raw cost of production";
    - crude
  7. Untempered and unrefined
    "raw talent"; "raw beauty"
  8. Hurting
    "the raw spot on his jaw";
    - sensitive, sore, tender
  9. Unpleasantly cold and damp
    "raw winds of the North Atlantic";
    - bleak, cutting
  10. (used of wood and furniture) not sanded or polished
    "raw wood";
    - unsanded
  11. Lacking training or experience
    "raw recruits";
    - new
  12. [informal] Completely unclothed
    - bare-assed [N. Amer, informal], bare-ass [N. Amer, informal], in the altogether [informal], in the buff [informal], in the raw [informal], peeled [informal], naked as a jaybird [US, informal], stark naked [informal], buck naked [N. Amer, informal]
  13. Not treated with heat to prepare it for eating
Noun: raw  ro
Usage: informal
  1. The state of being without clothing or covering of any kind
    "in the raw";
    - nakedness, nudity, nudeness, altogether [informal], birthday suit [informal]
Noun: R&AW
Usage: Asia
  1. India's external intelligence agency
    - Research and Analysis Wing [Asia], RAW [Asia]

Sounds like: raquets, ras, ra

Derived forms: raws, rawest, rawer

See also: cold, green [informal], half-baked, inexperienced, inexperient [non-standard], injured, open, overt, painful, rare, unanalysed [Brit, Cdn], unanalyzed [N. Amer], unclothed, uncooked, underdone, unfair, unfinished, unjust, unpolished, unprocessed, untoasted, untreated

Type of: condition, status

Antonym: cooked

Encyclopedia: Raw, Uncut, and X-Rated