(n.) = petroleum ; crude oil. Ex: Several of the exclusive data bases cover petroleum and fossil fuels. Ex: In any case the great petrol tankers cannot reach Antwerp, whence the need to lay oil pipelines from Rotterdam to improve the supplying of crude oil to the refineries. ---- * bidón de crudo = oil drum. (adj.) = raw ; uncooked. Ex: Vegetable fibres in their raw state contain the necessary strands of cellulose which can be converted into paper. Ex: That is the major drawback to rawism, the diet trend that promotes the consumption of uncooked food. ---- * alimentos crudos = raw food. * carne cruda = raw meat. (adj.) = crude . Ex: Some unfortunate children grow up as readers of James Bond, of dashing thrillers and the blood-and-guts of crude war stories. ---- * cruda realidad, la = stark reality, the. * cruda verdad, la = bald truth, the. * en lo más crudo del invierno = in the dead of winter. * tenerlo crudo = not be easy.