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raw material

n.
1. An unprocessed natural product used in manufacture.
2. Unprocessed material of any kind: These data are the raw material for the analysis.

raw material

n
1. material on which a particular manufacturing process is carried out
2. a person or thing regarded as suitable for some particular purpose: raw material for the army.

raw′ mate′rial


n.
material before being processed or manufactured into a final form.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.raw material - material suitable for manufacture or use or finishingraw material - material suitable for manufacture or use or finishing
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
feedstock - the raw material that is required for some industrial process
Translations
مادّه خام
surovina
råmateriale
raaka-aine
nyersanyag
izejmateriālsjēlviela
surovina
ham madde

raw material

nRohmaterial nt

raw material

nmateria prima

raw

(roː) adjective
1. not cooked. raw onions/meat.
2. not prepared or refined; in the natural state. raw cotton; What raw materials are used to make plastic?
3. with the skin rubbed and sore. My heel is raw because my shoe doesn't fit properly.
4. untrained; inexperienced. raw recruits.
ˈrawness noun
a raw deal
unfair treatment.
ˈraw material noun
material before being processed or manufactured; material in its natural state such as iron and coal.
References in classic literature ?
On the way to the keeper's lodge, the young mistress of the house headed a procession of servants carrying the raw materials.
In a more remote stage, the imports may consist in a considerable part of raw materials, which will be wrought into articles for exportation, and will, therefore, require rather the encouragement of bounties, than to be loaded with discouraging duties.
Here, at last, after four years of the most heroic effort, were the raw materials out of which a telephone business could be constructed.
He had very raw material, and doubtless most of his pupils failed to get the greatest lessons from him; but, as he had been a peculiarly receptive pupil of Dr.
She looked upon life as an opportunity for writing novels and the public as her raw material.
They are dislodged by new industries, whose introduction becomes a life and death question for all civilised nations, by industries that no longer work up indigenous raw material, but raw material drawn from the remotest zones; industries whose products are consumed, not only at home, but in every quarter of the globe.
Walking through this extraordinarily black town, while they were getting dinner ready at the hotel, I asked a fellow whom I met; one of the working people; who appeared to have been taking a shower-bath of something fluffy, which I assume to be the raw material - '
The very whalebone had been home-shaped of the raw material from the whaleships traded for in hides and tallow.
They composed a sort of reserve of raw material, to be worked into established troupes when an extra one or a substitute was needed.
James's view is that the raw material out of which the world is built up is not of two sorts, one matter and the other mind, but that it is arranged in different patterns by its inter-relations, and that some arrangements may be called mental, while others may be called physical.
Meanwhile Nicholas Bulstrode had used his hundred thousand discreetly, and was become provincially, solidly important--a banker, a Churchman, a public benefactor; also a sleeping partner in trading concerns, in which his ability was directed to economy in the raw material, as in the case of the dyes which rotted Mr.
Deane tapped his snuff-box again and screwed up his mouth; he felt in the position of many estimable persons when they had read the New Tariff, and found how many commodities were imported of which they knew nothing; like a cautious man of business, he was not going to speak rashly of a raw material in which he had had no experience.