What is the opposite of raw?

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Adjective
Opposite of not having been cooked, or undercooked
“Don't reuse the marinade from raw meat or poultry on cooked food unless it's boiled first to destroy any harmful bacteria.”
Adjective
Opposite of in a raw, natural or unrefined state
“Many avoid refined white sugar, using sweeteners like brown rice syrup, fruit juice concentrate or stevia.”
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Opposite of in a crude or unfinished state
“We have provided a detailed summary of all services rendered in the following email.”
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Opposite of new to an activity or job and therefore lacking experience or skill
“Only our experienced pilots were allowed to fly this new airplane at the time.”
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Opposite of characterized by windy or stormy conditions
“Interstate visitors commented that we who live here take it all for granted, alluding to clear days, balmy nights, and the Ranges at our doorstep.”
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Opposite of uncomfortably or unpleasantly cold
“Fog is formed when warm moist air moves over a cold surface.”
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(of a wound) Opposite of sore or painful, typically from being freshly inflicted
“On some Triceratops fossils, both on the face and on the frill, there are healed puncture wounds.”
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Opposite of chafed or bruised, especially of skin
“After the final wet dressing, apply emollient to the still moist skin to seal the water in the skin before it evaporates.”
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Opposite of frank and realistic in the depiction of unpleasant situations
“The paintings of the Middle Ages were flat, misproportioned, lacking in depth and scale, lifeless, and unrealistic.”
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Opposite of not restrained or held in check
“Tessa just stared for a second, her eyes red, glistening with restrained tears.”
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Opposite of characterized by a fervent and undisguised emotion or quality
“She may be tough and indifferent on the outside but I could see that deep inside she was experiencing tremendous pain and sorrow.”
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Opposite of plain or lacking in embellishments
“She had placed some diamond pins in her hair and was dressed in an elaborate black and white ball gown.”
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Opposite of coarse or crude, especially of language
“He uses refined colloquial language with a rhythm that is light and quick, an unhesitating flow that propels the poem and carries the reader.”
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Opposite of lacking social grace, elegance or charm
“He coolly leans against a pillar and appears the personification of suave elegance, wearing a modern tuxedo.”
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Opposite of bare or exposed due to a lack of clothing
“She was clad in a long, backless dress, and her hair was up, but a few strands were loose to frame her face.”
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Opposite of very low or below average in temperature
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Opposite of vulgar or indecent in nature or quality
“They advocated clean comedy and, therefore, scrupulously avoided smut and double entendre.”
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Opposite of feeling, or causing, (typically slight or stinging) pain
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Opposite of belonging or happening near the beginning of a particular period
“In the recent versions of the popular game, the graphics have become increasingly realistic with more complex game mechanics.”
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Opposite of not conforming with generally accepted standards of behaviour, especially in relation to sexual matters
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Opposite of painful when touched
“After about 24 hours, gangrene had set in, and the swelling became cold and painless to the touch.”
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Opposite of not fully cooked
“Ma'am, please note my order for a well-done rump steak, with chips and salad on the side.”
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Opposite of feeling or expressing great anger
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Opposite of depicting or referring to obscene or risque matters
“Brian is a clean comedian who uses observational, sarcastic, and self-deprecating humor for his performances.”
Adjective
Opposite of in the early part of growth or life
“The teenager gave up his seat for the old man on the bus.”
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Opposite of recently produced
“The fingerprints found at the scene of the crime were old and had been left behind some time ago.”
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Opposite of consisting of the same substance throughout
“Parts of the bridge were constructed with hollow aluminum and plated with soft lead.”
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Opposite of coarse
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Opposite of having a naive or unsuspecting nature
“Susan attributed her worldly qualities to her mother, who was a schoolteacher.”
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Opposite of exposed and barren
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Opposite of wild and uninhibited in nature
“In New York City, restrained celebrations did not give way to widespread indulgence until New Year's Eve.”
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