Raw meaning

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Unpleasantly damp and chilly.

Raw weather.

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In its natural condition; not changed by art, dilution, manufacture, aging, etc.

Raw wool, raw whiskey.

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Nude; naked.

Was standing there raw.

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With the skin rubbed or torn off; sore and inflamed.

A raw cut.

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(slang) Without a condom; unprotected.
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(rare) A raw or inflamed spot on the body.
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Raw is a slang term that is defined as unprotected sex.

An example of raw used as an adjective is the phrase "raw making love" which means having sex without a condom or birth control.

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The definition of raw is uncooked, in natural condition or not processed.

An example of something raw is a piece of uncooked steak.

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Inexperienced or untrained.

A raw youth; raw recruits.

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Not cooked.
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Inexperienced; not yet developed or trained.

A raw recruit.

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(informal) Harsh or unfair.

A raw deal.

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Of food: not cooked. [from 9th c.]
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Not treated or processed (of materials, products etc.); in a natural state, unrefined, unprocessed. [from 10th c.]

Raw cane sugar.

Raw sewage.

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Having had the skin removed or abraded; chafed, tender; exposed, lacerated. [from 14th c.]

A raw wound.

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New or inexperienced. [from 16th c.]

A raw beginner.

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Crude in quality; rough, uneven, unsophisticated. [from 16th c.]

A raw voice.

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Of data, statistics etc: uncorrected, without analysis. [from 20th c.]
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Of weather: unpleasantly damp or cold.

A raw wind.

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(slang) Without a condom.

We did it raw.

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(sugar refining, sugar trade) An unprocessed sugar; a batch of such.
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Not processed, edited, interpreted, etc.

Raw data.

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Not yet processed, cleaned, etc. as by chemical treatment; untreated.

Raw sewage.

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Uncomfortably cold and damp; bleak.

A raw wind.

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in the raw
  • In a crude or unrefined state:
    Nature in the raw.
  • Nude; naked.
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in the raw
  • in the natural state; without cultivation, refinement, etc.
  • naked; nude
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of raw

  • Middle English from Old English hrēaw kreuə- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English raw, rau, from Old English hrÄ“aw (“raw, uncooked"), from Proto-Germanic *hrawaz, *hrÄ“waz (“raw"), from Proto-Indo-European *krewa-, *kreuhâ‚‚ (“raw meat, fresh blood"). Cognate with Scots raw (“raw"), Dutch rauw (“raw"), German roh (“raw"), Swedish rÃ¥ (“raw"), Icelandic hrár (“raw"), Latin crÅ«dus (“raw, bloody, uncooked"), Irish cró (“blood"), Lithuanian kraujas (“blood"), Russian кровь (krovʹ, “blood"). Related also to Old English hrÄ“ow, hrÄ“oh (“rough, fierce, wild, angry, disturbed, troubled, sad, stormy, tempestuous"). More at ree.

    From Wiktionary