Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “raw material”

raw material

noun [C]    /ˈrɔ məˈtɪər·i·əl/
any material, such as oil , cotton , or sugar , in its natural condition , before it has been processed for use: The cost of raw materials was going up.
(Definition of raw material noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of raw material

Definitions of “raw material” in other dictionaries

Translations of “raw material”

Word of the Day

amicable

relating to behaviour between people that is pleasant and friendly, often despite a difficult situation

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More