raw material


noun

material before being processed or manufactured into a final form.

Nearby words

  1. ravishment,
  2. raw,
  3. raw bar,
  4. raw deal,
  5. raw fibers,
  6. raw milk,
  7. raw score,
  8. raw sienna,
  9. raw silk,
  10. raw umber

Origin of raw material

First recorded in 1790–1800

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British Dictionary definitions for raw material

raw material

noun

material on which a particular manufacturing process is carried out
a person or thing regarded as suitable for some particular purposeraw material for the army
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