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pristine

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adjective pris·tine \ˈpris-ˌtēn, pri-ˈstēn, especially British ˈpris-ˌtīn\

Simple Definition of pristine

  • : in perfect condition : completely clean, fresh, neat, etc.

  • : not changed by people : left in its natural state

Full Definition of pristine

  1. 1 :  belonging to the earliest period or state :  original <the hypothetical pristine lunar atmosphere>

  2. 2 a :  not spoiled, corrupted, or polluted (as by civilization) :  pure <a pristine forest> b :  fresh and clean as or as if new <used books in pristine condition>

pris·tine·ly adverb

Examples of pristine

  1. My office is a mess but her office is always pristine.

  2. He was wearing a pristine white shirt.



Origin of pristine

Latin pristinus; akin to Latin prior


First Known Use: 1534




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