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 for Crude
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Crude \Crude\ (kr[udd]d), a. [Compar. Cruder (-[~e]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.
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     3. Not reduced to order or form; unfinished; not arranged or
        prepared; ill-considered; immature. "Crude projects."
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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
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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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