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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 havenʼt 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

  • the day of the funeral turned out to be one of those bleak, blustery, raw winter days that was as gloomy as our spirits
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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 oneʼs skin

  • bundle up if youʼre going sailing, as thereʼs 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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8 lacking or shed of clothing

  • a pristine stretch of sand where beachgoers commonly sunbathe raw
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in the altogether (or the buff), stark naked

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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

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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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