crude

[ krood ]
/ krud /

adjective, crud·er, crud·est.

noun


Nearby words

  1. crucis,
  2. cruciverbalist,
  3. cruck,
  4. crud,
  5. cruddy,
  6. crude oil,
  7. crudely,
  8. cruden,
  9. crudites,
  10. crudity

Origin of crude

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin crūdus uncooked, raw, bleeding, rough, akin to cruor blood from a wound; see raw

Related forms

Synonym study

1. See raw.

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British Dictionary definitions for crude

crude

/ (kruːd) /

adjective

noun

short for crude oil
Derived Formscrudely, adverbcrudity or crudeness, noun

Word Origin for crude

C14: from Latin crūdus bloody, raw; related to Latin cruor blood

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