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English definition of “crude”

crude

adjective     /kruːd/
NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION in a natural or unfinished state , especially before being treated in an industrial process : crude sugar cane crude steel
very simple , without much detail , and perhaps not very accurate : Our initial crude calculations show that we made a profit this month .
(Definition of crude adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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