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raw

raw

 
pronunciation:
raw
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: rawer, rawest
definition 1: not cooked or changed by any process.
Raw carrots are one of my favorite snacks.
synonyms:
crude
antonyms:
cooked
similar words:
fresh, natural
definition 2: with the skin rubbed off; sore.
His knees were raw after he fell off his skateboard.My throat was so raw, it hurt to swallow.
synonyms:
inflamed, sore
definition 3: not trained; having no experience.
The soldier laughed at how the raw recruits struggled with the drills.
synonyms:
green
antonyms:
experienced
similar words:
immature
definition 4: damp and chilly.
We stayed in the house because it was so raw outside.
synonyms:
bitter, chilly, icy
similar words:
bleak, brisk, chill, cold, crisp, damp, harsh, nasty, wet
derivations: rawly (adv.), rawness (n.)
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