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English definition of “raw”

raw

adjective (PAINFUL)    /rɔː/ US  /rɑː/
sore or painful because of being rubbed or damaged: The shoe had rubbed a raw place on her heel.Pain and painful rawness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
(Definition of raw adjective (PAINFUL) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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