Raw-material Definition

noun
Material still in its natural or original state, before processing or manufacture.
Webster's New World
Unprocessed material of any kind.
These data are the raw material for the analysis.
American Heritage
Anything that is capable of being processed, converted, changed, etc. to produce something else.
Her personal experiences could provide the raw material for a really good novel.
Webster's New World

(figuratively) Any input to a factory or other installation which processes it.

The assembly plant's raw materials are finished parts from Asian suppliers.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
staple

Other Word Forms of Raw-material

Noun

Singular:
raw-material
Plural:
raw materials
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