raw material

noun

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 in a sentence

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

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First Known Use of raw material

1612


RAW MATERIAL Defined for English Language Learners

raw material

noun

Definition of raw material for English Language Learners

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



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