: belonging to the earliest period or state : original <the hypothetical pristine lunar atmosphere>
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
- My office is a mess but her office is always pristine.
- He was wearing a pristine white shirt.
Origin of PRISTINE
akin to Latin prior
First Known Use: 1534
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