Definitions of raw

  1. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit.
  2. Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought.
  3. Not distilled; as, raw water
  4. Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton
  5. Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits
  6. Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow
  7. Not tanned; as, raw hides
  8. Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.
  9. Not covered; bare.
  10. Bald.
  11. Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore.
  12. Sore, as if by being galled.
  13. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind.
  14. informal terms for nakedness; " in the raw"; " in the altogether"; " in his birthday suit"
  15. A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.
  16. A sore spot.
  17. Rawness.
  18. A sore place.
  19. Rawly.
  20. devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure; " naked ambition"; " raw fury"; " you may kill someone someday with your raw power"
  21. lacking training or experience; " the new men were eager to fight"; " raw recruits"; " he was still wet behind the ears when he shipped as a hand on a merchant vessel"
  22. not processed or refined; " raw sewage"
  23. not treated with heat to prepare it for eating
  24. brutally unfair or harsh; " received raw treatment from his friends"; " a raw deal"
  25. having the surface exposed and painful; " a raw wound"
  26. untempered and unrefined; " raw talent"; " raw beauty"
  27. used of wood and furniture; " raw wood"
  28. Uncooked; without whole skin; as, a raw spot; in the natural state; unprepared; as, raw silk; crude; inexperienced; unpracticed, as, raw judgment; raw troops; cold and damps; as, raw weather.
  29. Not altered from its natural state: not cooked or dressed: not prepared: not mixed: not covered: sore: unfinished: bleak.
  30. Not cooked; not mixed; crude; sore; chilly.
  31. Chafed; abraded.
  32. Bleak; chilling.
  33. Crude; fresh; inexperienced.
  34. Not roasted, boiled, or cooked; not covered with skin; sore; unripe; inexperienced; not spun or twisted; not tanned; not diluted; cold and damp.
  35. Not roasted, boiled, or cooked; not altered from its natural state; not manufactured; bare, as flesh; immature; inexperienced; bleak; chilly; cold, with damp.