raw1 W3 [ro: US ro:] adj
7 touch/hit a raw nerve
8 raw deal
11 raw talent
12 raw edge
[: Old English; Origin: hreaw]
1.) ¦(FOOD)¦
not cooked
raw meat
grated raw carrots
Cabbage can be eaten raw.
raw substances are in a natural state and not treated or prepared for use
raw silk
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.
raw information is collected but not organized, examined, or developed
software to convert raw data into usable information
His time here provided the raw material for his novel.
Warhol used everyday items as the raw ingredients of his art.
4.) ¦(EMOTIONS)¦
raw feelings are strong and natural, but not fully controlled
raw passion
Linda didn't want to see Roy while her emotions were still raw.
It took raw courage to admit she was wrong.
5.) ¦(BODY)¦
if a part of your body is raw, the skin there is red and painful
The skin on my feet was rubbed raw.
not experienced or not fully trained
Most of our soldiers are raw recruits.
7.) touch/hit a raw nerve
to upset someone by something you say
Seeing his face, Joanne realized she'd touched a raw nerve.
8.) raw deal
unfair treatment
Customers are getting a raw deal and are rightly angry.
9.) ¦(WEATHER)¦
very cold
She shivered in the raw morning air.
music, art, language etc that is raw is simple, direct, and powerful, but not fully developed
Her voice has a raw poetic beauty.
His early sketches are raw and unpretentious.
11.) raw talent
someone with raw talent is naturally good at something, but has not developed their ability yet
He has the raw talent to become a star.
12.) raw edge
the edge of a piece of material before it has been sewn
Turn over the raw edges and stitch.
>rawness n [U]
raw 2
raw2 n
1.) in the raw
a) seen in a way that does not hide cruelty and violence
He went on the streets to experience life in the raw .
It was my first exposure to India in the raw.
b) informal not wearing any clothes
= ↑in the nude
sunbathing in the raw
2.) catch/touch sb on the raw
BrE to say or do something that upsets someone
She flinched, caught on the raw by his question.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.


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