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raw material

noun
1.
material before being processed or manufactured into a final form.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800
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raw material

noun
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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