raw material

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Origin of raw material

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Related Words for raw material

resources, staple, stock, grist

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British Dictionary definitions for raw material

raw material

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