Raw - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |rɔː|  American pronunciation of the word raw
Brit.  |rɔː|  British pronunciation of the word raw
- informal terms for nakedness (syn: altogether)
- (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes (syn: natural, rude)
- having the surface exposed and painful
- not processed or refined
- devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure (syn: naked)
- brutally unfair or harsh
- not processed or subjected to analysis (syn: crude)
- untempered and unrefined
- hurting (syn: sensitive, sore, tender)
- unpleasantly cold and damp (syn: bleak, cutting)
- used of wood and furniture
- lacking training or experience (syn: new)
- (used informally) completely unclothed


He entered the raw data into a spreadsheet.

The shoes rubbed my heels raw.

His throat was raw from the cold air.

...a secluded swimming hole where we could swim in the raw...

He drank it raw.

Cabbage can be eaten raw.

In its raw state, cocoa is very bitter.

Raw sewage had been dumped in the river.

The cost of our raw materials has risen significantly.

His time here provided the raw material for his novel.

Warhol used everyday items as the raw ingredients of his art.

Linda didn't want to see Roy while her emotions were still raw.

It took raw courage to admit she was wrong.

The skin on my feet was rubbed raw.

Most of our soldiers are raw recruits.

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