—adj. 1. uncooked, as articles of food: a raw carrot. 2. not having undergone processes of preparing, dressing, finishing, refining, or manufacture: raw cotton. 3. unnaturally or painfully exposed, as flesh, by removal of the skin or natural integument.
4. painfully open, as a sore or wound.
5. crude in quality or character; not tempered or refined by art or taste: raw humor. 6. ignorant, inexperienced, or untrained: a raw recruit. 7. brutally or grossly frank: a raw portrayal of human passions. 8. brutally harsh or unfair: a raw deal; receiving raw treatment from his friends. 9. disagreeably damp and chilly, as the weather or air: a raw, foggy day at the beach. 10. not diluted, as alcoholic spirits: raw whiskey. 11. unprocessed or unevaluated: raw data.
—n. 1. a sore or irritated place, as on the flesh.
2. unrefined sugar, oil, etc.
3. in the raw, a. in the natural, uncultivated, or unrefined state: nature in the raw. b. Informal.in the nude; naked: sunbathing in the raw.