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raw material

noun

Simple Definition of raw material

  • : the basic material that can be used to make or create something

Full Definition of raw material

  1. :  crude or processed material that can be converted by manufacture, processing, or combination into a new and useful product <wheat … is raw material for the flour mill — C. A. Koepke>; broadly :  something with a potential for improvement, development, or elaboration <perplexities are often the raw material of discoveries — Agnes M. Clerke>

Examples of raw material

  1. Wheat and rye are the raw materials for a flour mill.

  2. His experiences during the war were the raw material for the story.



1796

First Known Use of raw material

1796


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