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The Meaning of raw

  • (superl.) Not altered from its natural state; not prepared by the action of heat; as, raw sienna; specifically, not cooked; not changed by heat to a state suitable for eating; not done; as, raw meat.
  • (superl.) Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit.
  • (superl.) Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought.
  • (superl.) Not distilled; as, raw water
  • (superl.) Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton
  • (superl.) Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits
  • (superl.) Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow
  • (superl.) Not tanned; as, raw hides
  • (superl.) Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.
  • (superl.) Not covered; bare.
  • (superl.) Bald.
  • (superl.) Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore.
  • (superl.) Sore, as if by being galled.
  • (superl.) Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind.
  • (n.) A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.

Synonyms

altogether , birthday suit , sensitive , cutting , crude , naked , new , bare-assed , rude(a) , naked as a jaybird , peeled , bare-ass , in the altogether , tender , stark naked , in the buff , unsanded , natural , raw(a) , sore , in the raw , bleak , au naturel(p) , nude , defenseless , bare , rough , primitive , unrefined , rude , crude(a) , vulgar , gross , stark(a) , earthy , unprocessed , blunt , fond , cranky , crank , warm , painful , affectionate , mad , tippy , afflictive , huffy , lovesome , sensible , untoughened , lancinating , stinging , black , desolate , dim , piercing , lancinate , knifelike , keen , edged , barren , stabbing , stark , young , fresh , novel , unexampled , new(a) , newfangled , raw(prenominal) , rude(prenominal)

Antonyms

painless , analyzed , covert , batter-fried , soft-boiled , treated , well-done , finished , experienced , parched , poached , medium , roast , fried , steamed , seared , toasted , grilled , just , souffle-like , experient , burned , candy-like , burnt , braised , overdone , lyonnaise , barbecued , hard-boiled , saute , roasted , stewed , pancake-style , ready-cooked , wafer-like , au gratin , deep-fried , sauteed , broiled , cooked , processed , boiled , sunny-side up , polished , done , uninjured , clad , hot , clothed , fair , rare-roasted , hard-baked , baked

Homophones

ra , rah , rha

Rhymes

ah , aha , alvah , arkansas , artois , aw , awe , baccarat , backsaw , bah , bashaw , baugh , bedstraw , blah , bogota , bourgeois , bra , bylaw , caw , cha , chaw , chickasaw , chihuahua , chippewa , chutzpah , claw , coleslaw , craw , dada , daw , dewclaw , doha , draw , dubois , dumas , elga , esau , fatah , fermata , flaw , francois , ga , gaw , gnaw , grandpa , guffaw , ha , hacksaw , hah , handsaw , haugh , haw , hoopla , hsia , hurrah , inlaw , ja , jaw , jigsaw , ka , la , law , ma , macaw , mackinaw , maw , mcgraw , mother-in-law , omaha , outlaw , overdraw , pa , pasha , paw , qua , quebecois , ra , rah , redraw , saugh , saw , schwa , scrimshaw , seesaw , shah , shaw , slaw , spa , squaw , straw , ta , thaw , thraw , trois , utah , valois , warsaw , waugh , whipsaw , wichita , withdraw , ya , yah , yaw , ahh , albaugh , allbaugh , alpaugh , alspaugh , anspaugh , baja , bekaa , bois , carnaud , chargois , colaw , contois , craugh , da , dawe , denwa , francoise , glawe , gras , gravois , graw , grawe , hwa , jha , joie , kah , kinlaw , lavoie , mccaw , mccraw , na , nah , naw , ocaw , olah , ona , panama , rauh , rawe , beffa , brisbois , chainsaw , chua , dabah , deja , duboise , foresaw , gaugh , grimshaw , harnois , hawe , krah , laframboise , loblaw , macgraw , markkaa , marois , mccaa , mcgaw , murrah , paugh , pla , refah , rha , sa , saginaw , salois , sanaa , seraw , sha , sirois , slaugh , spaugh , spaw , suhua , traugh , vaugh , voila , vrba , wa , waah , wah , zsa