raw

[rษ”ห]

raw Definition

  • 1in its natural state; not yet processed or purified
  • 2not cooked
  • 3unprotected from the elements

Using raw: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "raw" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    I prefer to eat raw vegetables.

  • Example

    The meat was still raw in the middle.

  • Example

    The wound was left raw and exposed.

  • Example

    The raw power of the storm was frightening.

  • Example

    She gave a raw and emotional performance.

raw Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with raw

  • an unfair or unjust arrangement

    Example

    He felt he had been given a raw deal by his employer.

  • raw nerve

    a sensitive or vulnerable point that is easily irritated or upset

    Example

    The mention of her ex-husband hit a raw nerve.

  • a new or inexperienced member of a group, especially of the military

    Example

    The raw recruits were put through a rigorous training program.

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Summary: raw in Brief

The term 'raw' [rษ”ห] refers to something that is unprocessed, uncooked, or unprotected. It can describe food, wounds, or emotions, as in 'raw vegetables,' 'raw power,' or 'raw and emotional performance.' The phrase 'raw deal' denotes an unfair arrangement, while 'raw nerve' describes a sensitive or vulnerable point that is easily irritated.

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