Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “raw”

raw

adjective     /rɔː/
FOOD B1 not cooked : raw meat / vegetables Various qualities of food
NATURAL B2 in the natural state : raw materials raw sugar Natural and artificial
INJURY If a part of the body is raw, the skin has come off and it is red and painful .Pain and painful
rawness noun [U] → See also hit/touch a (raw) nerve
(Definition of raw adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “raw” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

familiarity

a good knowledge of something, or the fact that you know it so well

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