Definition of in the raw in English:

in the raw

1In its true state; not made to seem better or more palatable than it actually is: he didn’t much care for nature in the raw
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  • Those of us who can't or won't brave nature in the raw should never underestimate the power of the local swimming pool, in providing that vital link with our ancestral past.
  • For nature in the raw, push inland to the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • I switched off the telly and settled down to what I thought would be half an hour of savage nature in the raw!
2 informal (Of a person) naked: I slept in the raw
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