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Definition of raw noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

raw

 noun
noun
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Idioms
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. 2with no clothes on synonym naked He likes to walk around the house in the raw.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: raw