2. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit. "Approved himself to the raw judgment of the multitude." (De Quincey)
Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow.
Not tanned; as, raw hides.
5. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; as, a raw wind. "A raw and gusty day." Raw material, material that has not been subjected to a (specified) process of manufacture; as, ore is the raw material used in smelting; leather is the raw material of the shoe industry. Raw pig, cast iron as it comes from the smelting furnace.
Origin: AS. Hreaw; akin to D. Raauw, LG. Rau, G. Roh, OHG. Ro, Icel. Hrar, Dan. Raa, Sw. Ra, L. Crudus, Gr. Kreas flesh, Skr. Kravis raw flesh. Cf. Crude, Cruel.
(01 Mar 1998)
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