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raw material

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noun

material before being processed or manufactured into a final form.

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RELATED WORDS

resources, staple, stock, grist

Nearby words

ravishment, raw, raw bar, raw deal, raw fibers, raw material, raw milk, raw score, raw sienna, raw silk, raw umber

Origin of raw material

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Examples from the Web for raw material

  • Let the reader now forgive me; and think sometimes what probably my raw-material was!

    History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. I. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle

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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