Raw definitions

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

Raw wool, raw whiskey.

adjective
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3
Not processed, edited, interpreted, etc.

Raw data.

adjective
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2
Not yet processed, cleaned, etc. as by chemical treatment; untreated.

Raw sewage.

adjective
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2
Inexperienced; not yet developed or trained.

A raw recruit.

adjective
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2
With the skin rubbed or torn off; sore and inflamed.

A raw cut.

adjective
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Uncomfortably cold and damp; bleak.

A raw wind.

adjective
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2
Harsh or unfair.

A raw deal.

adjective
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A raw or inflamed spot on the body.
noun
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Inexperienced or untrained.

A raw youth; raw recruits.

adjective
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1
Unpleasantly damp and chilly.

Raw weather.

adjective
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Nude; naked.

Was standing there raw.

adjective
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Without a condom; unprotected.
adverb
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1
The definition of raw is uncooked, in natural condition or not processed.

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

adjective
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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.

adverb
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Of food: not cooked. [from 9th c.]
adjective
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Having had the skin removed or abraded; chafed, tender; exposed, lacerated. [from 14th c.]

A raw wound.

adjective
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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.

adjective
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New or inexperienced. [from 16th c.]

A raw beginner.

adjective
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Uncooked.

Raw meat.

adjective
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Being in a natural condition; not processed or refined.

Raw wool.

adjective
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Not finished, covered, or coated.

Raw wood.

adjective
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Not having been subjected to adjustment, treatment, or analysis.

Raw data; the raw cost of production.

adjective
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Undeveloped or unused.

Raw land.

adjective
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Recently finished; fresh.

Raw plaster.

adjective
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Having subcutaneous tissue exposed.

A raw wound.

adjective
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Inflamed; sore.

A raw throat.

adjective
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Powerfully impressive; stark.

Raw beauty; raw talent.

adjective
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Direct in description and explicit in realistic detail.

The film's raw depiction of urban poverty.

adjective
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Crude, vulgar, or coarse.

Raw language.

adjective
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Engaged in without the protection of a condom.
adjective
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Done in a rough or unrestrained manner. Used of sex.
adjective
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0
Brutal or coarse in frankness.
adjective
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0
Indecent; bawdy.
adjective
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0
Crude in quality; rough, uneven, unsophisticated. [from 16th c.]

A raw voice.

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

A raw wind.

adjective
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(slang) Without a condom.

We did it raw.

adjective
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(sugar refining, sugar trade) An unprocessed sugar; a batch of such.
noun
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Origin of raw

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.