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noun
material before being processed or manufactured into a final form.
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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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