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adjective     raised pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    a raised area is higher than the area around it

    The larger goods are displayed on raised platforms.

    The floor in the middle of the room is slightly raised.

    1. a.
      if part of your body is raised, it is higher than the rest of your body

      Lie on your back with your legs raised.

  2. 2
    hotter, louder, stronger etc than usual
    raised voices (=the voices of people who are shouting):

    We could hear raised voices in the next room.

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