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raw

adjective
 
 
/rɔː/
NATURAL RESOURCES, PRODUCTION used to describe materials that are in their natural state and have not yet been changed, prepared, or used to make something else: raw ingredients Cotton mills buy the raw cotton and turn it into finished cloth. Cheese and yogurt producers have to pay high prices for raw milk and other supplies.
used to describe information that has been collected, but has not yet been studied in detail: We were given a large quantity of raw data. As yet we are only able to give you the raw figures before adjustments.
a raw deal bad or unfair treatment: get/be given a raw deal We are getting a raw deal from federal tax and spending policies.
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