Crude

Crude

(krd), a. [Compar. Cruder (-r); superl. Crudest.] [L. crudus raw; akin to cruor blood (which flows from a wound). See Raw, and cf. Cruel.] 1. In its natural state; not cooked or prepared by fire or heat; undressed; not altered, refined, or prepared for use by any artificial process; raw; as, crude flesh. "Common crude salt." Boyle.
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Molding to its will each successive deposit of the crude materials.
I. Taylor.
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2. Unripe; not mature or perfect; immature.
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I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude.
Milton.
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3. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or prepared; ill-considered; immature. "Crude projects." Macaulay.
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Crude, undigested masses of suggestion, furnishing rather raw materials for composition.
De Quincey.
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The originals of Nature in their crude
Conception.
Milton.
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4. Undigested; unconcocted; not brought into a form to give nourishment. "Crude and inconcoct." Bacon.
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5. Having, or displaying, superficial and undigested knowledge; without culture or profundity; as, a crude reasoner.
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6. (Paint.) Harsh and offensive, as a color; tawdry or in bad taste, as a combination of colors, or any design or work of art.
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