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Definition of raw noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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hit/touch a (raw/sensitive) nerve
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to mention a subject that makes someone feel angry, upset, embarrassed, etc. You touched a raw nerve when you mentioned his first wife.
  1. 1in a way that does not hide the unpleasant aspects of something He spent a couple of months on the streets to experience life in the raw.
  2. 2 with no clothes on synonym naked He likes to walk around the house in the raw.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: raw