crude

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From Middle English crude, from Latin crūdus (raw, bloody, uncooked, undigested, crude), from Proto-Indo-European *krewa- (raw meat, fresh blood). Cognate with Old English hrēaw (raw, uncooked). More at raw.

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crude (comparative cruder, superlative crudest)

  1. Being in a natural state.
    crude oil
  2. Characterized by simplicity, especially something not carefully or expertly made.
    a crude shelter
  3. Lacking concealing elements.
    a crude truth
  4. Lacking tact or taste.
    a crude remark
  5. (statistics) Being in an unanalyzed form.
    crude data
  6. (archaic) Immature or unripe.

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crude (plural crudes)

  1. Any substance in its natural state.
  2. Crude oil.
    • 2013 August 3, “Yesterday’s fuel”, The Economist, volume 408, number 8847: 
      The dawn of the oil age was fairly recent. Although the stuff was used to waterproof boats in the Middle East 6,000 years ago, extracting it in earnest began only in 1859 after an oil strike in Pennsylvania. The first barrels of crude fetched $18 (around $450 at today’s prices).

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crude f plural

  1. feminine plural of crudo

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crūde

  1. vocative masculine singular of crūdus