un·​pro·​cessed | \ ˌən-ˈprä-ˌsest How to pronounce unprocessed (audio) , -ˈprō-, -səst\

Definition of unprocessed

: not processed unprocessed film unprocessed foods unprocessed files

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crude, native, natural, raw, rude, undressed, unrefined, untreated


dressed, processed, refined, treated

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After analyzing the diet and death data, the researchers found that within eight years, an increase of at least half a serving per day of processed and unprocessed red meat was associated with 13% and 9% higher risk of early death, respectively. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Changing your meat-eating habits could mean a longer life, study suggests," 12 June 2019 In an attempt to capture more value from Indonesia’s abundant minerals, the government in 2014 banned exports of unprocessed ore. The Economist, "Why Indonesia is so bad at lawmaking," 21 June 2018 So stick with fresh, unprocessed foods and healthy oils like EVOO. Houston Chronicle, "Hookah health news from your very own galaxy," 1 July 2018 Indeed, the agency, once notorious for its backlog of unprocessed deeds, has faced legal pressure to simply stamp deeds and move them along. Craig R. Mccoy, Philly.com, "A Philadelphia story: Falsely declared dead, home stolen and no one will help," 29 June 2018 Based on estimates combining vote counts and unprocessed ballot reports, three appear to show at least modest turnout improvements over 2014. Alexei Koseff, sacbee, "California tried a new voting system. What we can learn from the experiment," 11 June 2018 Many of those kits sit unprocessed, with officials pleading poverty or a shortage of man power. Brian Lowry, CNN, "'I Am Evidence' examines problem of untested rape kits," 16 Apr. 2018 The safest and most nutritious staples for GF eaters are mostly whole, unprocessed foods, including beans, legumes, grain-like seeds like quinoa or millet, nuts, Greek yogurt, vegetables, and fruit. Carolyn Todd, Allure, "How to Tell If You Have Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity," 21 May 2018 But there’s no just: The rice is grown in Japan without pesticides or chemical fertilizers, then shipped unprocessed and milled only once on the premises, to retain its flavor. Ligaya Mishan, New York Times, "Rice Balls, Subtle and Showy Alike, at Omusubi Gonbei," 12 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of unprocessed

1890, in the meaning defined above

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