Definition of raw material
: 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
His experiences during the war were the raw material for the story.
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RAW MATERIAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of raw material for English Language Learners
: the basic material that can be used to make or create something
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