Raw material, material that has not been subjected to a (specified) process of manufacture; as, ore is the raw material used in smelting; leather is the raw material of the shoe industry.Raw pig, cast iron as it comes from the smelting furnace.

(Raw), n. A raw, sore, or galled place; a sensitive spot; as, to touch one on the raw.

Like savage hackney coachmen, they know where there is a raw.
De Quincey.

(Raw"bone`) a. Rawboned. [Obs.] Spenser.

(Raw"boned`) a. Having little flesh on the bones; gaunt. Shak.

(Raw"head`) n. A specter mentioned to frighten children; as, rawhead and bloodybones.

(Raw"hide`) n. A cowhide, or coarse riding whip, made of untanned (or raw) hide twisted.

(Raw"ish), a. Somewhat raw. [R.] Marston.

(Raw"ly), adv.

1. In a raw manner; unskillfully; without experience.

2. Without proper preparation or provision. Shak.

(Raw"ness), n. The quality or state of being raw.

(Ray) v. t. [An aphetic form of array; cf. Beray.]

1. To array. [Obs.] Sir T. More.

2. To mark, stain, or soil; to streak; to defile. [Obs.] "The filth that did it ray." Spenser.

(Rav"is*sant) a. [F.] (Her.) In a half-raised position, as if about to spring on prey.

(Raw) a. [Compar. Rawer (-er); superl. Rawest.] [AS. hreáw; akin to D. raauw, LG. rau, G. roh, OHG. ro, Icel. hrar, Dan. raa, Sw. , L. crudus, Gr. kre`as flesh, Skr. kravis raw flesh. &radic18. Cf. Crude, Cruel.]

1. 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.

2. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit.

Approved himself to the raw judgment of the multitude.
De Quincey.

3. Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought. Specifically: (a) Not distilled; as, raw water. [Obs.] Bacon. (b) Not spun or twisted; as, raw silk or cotton. (c) Not mixed or diluted; as, raw spirits. (d) Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow. (e) Not tanned; as, raw hides. (f) Not trimmed, covered, or folded under; as, the raw edge of a piece of metal or of cloth.

4. Not covered; bare. Specifically: (a) Bald. [Obs.] "With skull all raw." Spenser (b) Deprived of skin; galled; as, a raw sore. (c) Sore, as if by being galled.

And all his sinews waxen weak and raw
Through long imprisonment.

5. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; bleak; as, a raw wind. "A raw and gusty day." Shak.

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