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Definition 1: informal terms for nakedness - [noun denoting state]

Samples where raw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in the raw
  • in the altogether
  • in his birthday suit

Synonyms for raw in the sense of this definition

(raw is a kind of ...) the state of being without clothing or covering of any kind

Definition 2: not treated with heat to prepare it for eating - [adjective denoting all]

(raw is similar to ...) insufficiently cooked

(raw is similar to ...) (of meat) cooked a short time; still red inside

"rare roast beef"

(raw is similar to ...) not cooked

(raw is similar to ...) not having been browned by exposure to heat

Definition 3: unpleasantly cold and damp - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where raw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bleak winds of the North Atlantic

Synonyms for raw in the sense of this definition

(raw is similar to ...) having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration

"a cold climate" "a cold room" "dinner has gotten cold" "cold fingers" "if you are cold, turn up the heat" "a cold beer"

Definition 4: lacking training or experience - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where raw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the new men were eager to fight
  • raw recruits

Synonyms for raw in the sense of this definition

(raw is similar to ...) lacking practical experience or training

Definition 5: having the surface exposed and painful - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where raw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a raw wound

(raw is similar to ...) harmed

"injured soldiers"

Definition 6: devoid of elaboration or diminution or concealment; bare and pure - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where raw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • naked ambition
  • raw fury
  • you may kill someone someday with your raw power

Synonyms for raw in the sense of this definition

(raw is similar to ...) open and observable; not secret or hidden

"an overt lie" "overt hostility" "overt intelligence gathering" "open ballots"

Definition 7: hurting - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where raw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tender spot on his jaw

Synonyms for raw in the sense of this definition

(raw is similar to ...) causing physical or psychological pain

"worked with painful slowness"

Definition 8: not processed or subjected to analysis - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where raw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raw data
  • the raw cost of production
  • only the crude vital statistics

Synonyms for raw in the sense of this definition

(raw is similar to ...) not analyzed or broken down for detailed examination

"an unanalyzed compound" "unanalyzed data"

Definition 9: (used informally) completely unclothed - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for raw in the sense of this definition

(raw is similar to ...) not wearing clothing

(raw is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 10: brutally unfair or harsh - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where raw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • received raw treatment from his friends
  • a raw deal

(raw is similar to ...) not fair; marked by injustice or partiality or deception

"used unfair methods" "it was an unfair trial" "took an unfair advantage"

Definition 11: used of wood and furniture - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where raw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raw wood

Synonyms for raw in the sense of this definition

(raw is similar to ...) not brought to the desired final state

Definition 12: untempered and unrefined - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where raw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raw talent
  • raw beauty

(raw is similar to ...) not carefully reworked or perfected or made smooth by polishing

"dull unpolished shoes"

Definition 13: (used especially of commodities) being unprocessed or manufactured using only simple or minimal processes - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where raw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • natural yogurt
  • natural produce
  • raw wool
  • raw sugar
  • bales of rude cotton

Synonyms for raw in the sense of this definition

(raw is similar to ...) not altered from an original or natural state

"unprocessed commodities"

Definition 14: not processed or refined - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where raw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • raw sewage

(raw is similar to ...) not subjected to chemical or physical treatment

"an untreated fabric"

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