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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Raw describes a material that is in its natural unprocessed form, or has not had the final stages of processing. For example, raw food refers to food that has not been cooked, and raw silk is the term for unprocessed silk. Raw also has symbolic meaning. See Claude Lévi-Strauss's The Raw and the Cooked.

  1. Not cooked.
  2. Not treated or processed.
    raw cane sugar
    raw sewage
  3. New or inexperienced.
    a raw beginner
  4. chafed, tender, or irritated.
    a raw wound
  5. rough or uneven.
    a raw voice
  6. slang: without a condom
    We did it raw.

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