textile fibers, as cotton or wool, or textile filaments, as silk or nylon, that have received no manipulation or treatment.
[raw] /rɔ/ adjective, rawer, rawest. 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 […]
- Raw food
noun any uncooked, unprocessed, and often organic foods, esp. as eaten as a large percentage of the diet Examples The most popular raw food diet is a raw vegan diet. See raw food Word Origin 1904 Usage Note also raw food , adj.
- Raw foodism
noun See raw foodist
- Raw foodist
noun a person whose diet consists mainly of raw foods Examples Raw foodists believe that eating uncooked foods encourages weight loss and prevents or heals conditions and diseases. Word Origin by 1939 Usage Note also raw foodism , n.