un·​al·​tered | \ ˌən-ˈȯl-tərd How to pronounce unaltered (audio) \

Definition of unaltered

: not changed into something else especially deliberately : not altered unaltered documents

Examples of unaltered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some of the depictions of landscapes are actual and unaltered. Washington Post, "In the galleries: Middle East artists examine sheltering in place amid pandemic," 15 Jan. 2021 Apple Silicon Macs will literally run unaltered iPad apps. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "2020’s 20 most-read stories on Ars Technica," 24 Dec. 2020 Our lawmakers need to hear from scientific experts, unaltered. Lauren Kurtz, Scientific American, "Ten Steps that Can Restore Scientific Integrity in Government," 16 Nov. 2020 Spay and neuter is a must because unaltered potbellies can be temperamental and demanding. Traci Howerton, NOLA.com, "They're smart, clean and snuggly: Try a potbellied pig as your next pet," 29 Oct. 2020 Although a trial court initially granted Reykdal’s petition to remove the sentence, the appellate court reversed that decision, thus allowing the pamphlet to remain unaltered. Jack Greiner, The Enquirer, "Strictly Legal: Washington state politician can't strike opponent's pamphlet," 27 Oct. 2020 But whether those asteroids actually brewed life's recipe cannot be easily answered on our planet—there are no unaltered rocks here old enough to tell the tale. Dante S. Lauretta, Scientific American, "To Bennu and Back," 1 Aug. 2016 The team picked Nightingale for its abundant pebbles and because the site appears young, probably because an impact exposed it in recent geological time, leaving it largely unaltered by bombarding cosmic rays. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, "A NASA mission is about to capture carbon-rich dust from a former water world," 8 Oct. 2020 Stepping into Dinner Bell on a late weekday morning is like stepping into a time machine, as everything from the furniture to the food seems virtually unaltered since its 1952 opening. Joanna O'leary, Houston Chronicle, "Dinner Bell's home cooking is nostalgia on a plate, with a side of '50s flair," 5 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of unaltered

1551, in the meaning defined above

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23 Jan 2021

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“Unaltered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unaltered. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unaltered

: not changed or altered : remaining in an original state

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