un·​adul·​ter·​at·​ed ˌən-ə-ˈdəl-tə-ˌrā-təd How to pronounce unadulterated (audio)
: not adulterated : pure
unadulterated food
: complete, unqualified
an unadulterated fool
unadulteratedly adverb

Examples of unadulterated in a Sentence

an unadulterated solution is required for the experiment the unadulterated nonsense that you sometimes hear from political pundits on TV
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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1719, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of unadulterated was circa 1719

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“Unadulterated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unadulterated. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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un·​adul·​ter·​at·​ed ˌən-ə-ˈdəl-tə-ˌrāt-əd How to pronounce unadulterated (audio)
: not adulterated : pure, unmixed
unadulterated foods
unadulterated beauty
unadulterated happiness

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