from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Projecting from a flat background; in relief; embossed: a raised design.
  • adj. Made light and high by yeast or other leaven.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of raise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lifted up; showing above the surroundings.
  • adj. Leavened; made with leaven, or yeast; -- used of bread, cake, etc., as distinguished from that made with cream of tartar, soda, etc. See Raise, v. t., 4.

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  • adj. embellished with a raised pattern created by pressure or embroidery
  • adj. located or moved above the surround or above the normal position
  • adj. increased in amount or degree


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