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raw

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1 not cooked
  • You should wash your hands after handling raw chicken.
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2 being such as found in nature and not altered by processing or refining
  • Raw sugar is honey-colored because the crystals retain cane juices, minerals, and other impurities that haven't been refined out.
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in the raw, in the rough

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3 lacking in adult experience or maturity
  • Recruiters like to say the military turns raw youths into responsible men and women.
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wet behind the ears

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4 marked by wet and windy conditions
  • one of those bleak, blustery, raw winter days
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5 uncomfortably cool
  • Evenings in those mountains, even during the summer, tend to be a little raw.
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6 causing intense discomfort to one's skin
  • Bundle up if you're going sailing, as there's a raw wind out there in the bay.
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7 showing no signs of being under control
  • a frightening display of raw anger
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rude, rough, crude, raw mean lacking in social refinement. rude implies ignorance of or indifference to good form; it may suggest intentional discourtesy.
    • rude behavior
rough is likely to stress lack of polish and gentleness.
    • rough manners
crude may apply to thought or behavior limited to the gross, the obvious, or the primitive.
    • a crude joke
raw suggests being untested, inexperienced, or unfinished.
    • turning raw youths into polished performers

raw

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the state of having no clothes on one's body
  • a secluded swimming hole where we could swim in the raw
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