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crudeadjective [-er/-est only]

us   /krud/
simple and not skillfully done or made: He made a crude table out of an old crate.
rude and offensive: a crude joke/remark crude, barbaric men
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uk   /kruːd/ us  
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.

crudenoun [U]

uk   /kruːd/ us   NATURAL RESOURCES
→  crude oil
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