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raw

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raw adjective (NOT COOKED)

[not gradable] not cooked: raw fish/oysters

raw adjective (NOT PROCESSED)

[not gradable] not processed or treated; in its natural condition: raw milk raw silk Raw sewage ran in ditches along the streets of the village. [not gradable] If people or their qualities are raw, they have not been developed or trained: Even when she first started skating, you could see the determination and the raw talent. Alex was just a raw recruit when he was handed this job.

raw adjective (SORE)

sore because the skin has been rubbed or damaged

raw adjective (COLD)

[not gradable] (of weather) cold and wet: It was a raw, wintry day with a cold wind.
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