raw mate rial

raw material

noun
material before being processed or manufactured into a final form.

Origin:
1790–1800

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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

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