Meaning of CRUDE in English


adj. & n.

adj. 1 a in the natural or raw state; not refined. b rough, unpolished; lacking finish. 2 a (of an action or statement or manners) rude, blunt. b offensive, indecent (a crude gesture). 3 a Statistics (of figures) not adjusted or corrected. b rough (a crude estimate).

n. natural mineral oil. crudely adv. crudeness n. crudity n.

[ ME f. L crudus raw, rough ]

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