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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Raw  \Raw\,  a.  [Compar  {Rawer};  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. 
  2.  Hence:  Unprepared  for  use  or  enjoyment;  immature;  unripe; 
  unseasoned;  inexperienced;  unpracticed;  untried;  as  raw 
  soldiers;  a  raw  recruit. 
  Approved  himself  to  the  raw  judgment  of  the 
  multitude.  --De  Quincey. 
  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. 
  4.  Not  covered;  bare.  Specifically: 
  a  Bald.  [Obs.]  ``With  scull  all  raw.''  --Spencer 
  b  Deprived  of  skin;  galled;  as  a  raw  sore. 
  c  Sore,  as  if  by  being  galled. 
  And  all  his  sinews  waxen  weak  and  raw  Through 
  long  imprisonment.  --Spenser. 
  5.  Disagreeably  damp  or  cold;  chilly;  as  a  raw  wind.  ``A  raw 
  and  gusty  day.''  --Shak. 
  {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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Raw  \Raw\,  n. 
  A  raw,  sore,  or  galled  place  a  sensitive  spot;  as  to  touch 
  one  on  the  raw. 
  Like  savage  hackney  coachmen,  they  know  where  there  is 
  a  raw.  --De  Quincey. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  (used  especially  of  commodities)  in  the  natural  unprocessed 
  condition;  "natural  produce";  "raw  wool";  "raw  sugar"; 
  "bales  of  rude  cotton"  [syn:  {natural},  {raw(a)},  {rude(a)}] 
  2:  having  the  surface  exposed  and  painful;  "a  raw  wound" 
  3:  not  treated  with  heat  to  prepare  it  for  eating  [ant:  {cooked}] 
  4:  not  processed  or  refined;  "raw  sewage" 
  5:  devoid  of  elaboration  or  diminution  or  concealment;  bare  and 
  pure;  "naked  ambition";  "raw  fury";  "you  may  kill  someone 
  someday  with  your  raw  power"  [syn:  {naked}] 
  6:  brutally  unfair  or  harsh;  "received  raw  treatment  from  his 
  friends";  "a  raw  deal" 
  7:  not  processed  or  subjected  to  analysis;  "raw  data";  "the  raw 
  cost  of  production";  "only  the  crude  vital  statistics" 
  [syn:  {crude}] 
  8:  untempered  and  unrefined;  "raw  talent";  "raw  beauty" 
  9:  unpleasantly  cold  and  damp;  "bleak  winds  of  the  North 
  Atlantic"  [syn:  {bleak},  {cutting}] 
  10:  inflamed  and  painful;  "his  throat  was  raw";  "had  a  sore 
  throat"  [syn:  {sore}] 
  11:  used  of  wood  and  furniture;  "raw  wood"  [syn:  {raw(a)},  {unsanded}] 
  12:  lacking  training  or  experience;  "the  new  men  were  eager  to 
  fight";  "raw  recruits";  "he  shipped  as  a  green  hand  on  a 
  vessel"  [syn:  {green},  {new},  {wet  behind  the  ears(p)}] 
  13:  (used  informally)  completely  unclothed  [syn:  {bare-assed},  {bare-ass}, 
  {in  the  altogether},  {in  the  buff},  {in  the  raw},  {peeled}, 
  {naked  as  a  jaybird},  {stark  naked}] 
  n  :  informal;  "in  the  raw"  or  "in  his  birthday  suit"  [syn:  {altogether}, 
  {buff},  {birthday  suit}] 

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