CRUDE

crude

1. [Adjective]: not refined or processed; "unrefined ore"; "crude oil"

2. [Noun]: a dark oil consisting mainly of hydrocarbons

3. conspicuously and tastelessly indecent; "coarse language"; "a crude joke"; "crude behavior"; "an earthy sense of humor"; "a revoltingly gross expletive"; "a vulgar gesture"; "full of language so vulgar it should have been edited"

4. not processed or subjected to analysis; "raw data"; "the raw cost of production"; "only the crude vital statistics"

5. belonging to an early stage of technical development; characterized by simplicity and (often) crudeness; "the crude weapons and rude agricultural implements of early man"; "primitive movies of the 1890s"; "primitive living conditions in the Appalachian mo

6. not carefully or expertly made; "managed to make a crude splint"; "a crude cabin of logs with bark still on them"; "rough carpentry"

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