Raw Raw (r[add]), a. [Compar. {Rawer} (r[add]"[~e]r); 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. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit. [1913 Webster]

Approved himself to the raw judgment of the multitude. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. Not covered; bare. Specifically: (a) Bald. [Obs.] ``With skull all raw.'' --Spenser (b) Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore. (c) Sore, as if by being galled. [1913 Webster]

And all his sinews waxen weak and raw Through long imprisonment. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

5. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind. ``A raw and gusty day.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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