2. Hence: Unprepared for use or enjoyment; immature; unripe; unseasoned; inexperienced; unpracticed; untried; as, raw soldiers; a raw recruit. Approved himself to the raw judgment of the multitude. (De Quincey)
Not tried; not melted and strained; as, raw tallow.
Not tanned; as, raw hides.
5. Disagreeably damp or cold; chilly; as, a raw wind. A raw and gusty day. Raw material, material that has not been subjected to a (specified) process of manufacture; as, ore is the raw material used in smelting; leather is the raw material of the shoe industry. Raw pig, cast iron as it comes from the smelting furnace.
Origin: AS. Hreaw; akin to D. Raauw, LG. Rau, G. Roh, OHG. Ro, Icel. Hrar, Dan. Raa, Sw. Ra, L. Crudus, Gr. Kreas flesh, Skr. Kravis raw flesh. Cf. C 3ee rude, Cruel.