un·​con·​tam·​i·​nat·​ed | \ ˌən-kən-ˈta-mə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce uncontaminated (audio) \

Definition of uncontaminated

: not soiled, stained, or corrupted by contact with something else : not contaminated uncontaminated water a person uncontaminated by greed

Examples of uncontaminated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web No documentation was found that proved the top soil used was uncontaminated. Kat Stafford, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit demolition program mismanaged, riddled with problems, auditor says," 8 Nov. 2019 Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia, the work is an installation of a large pool of water and rocks against the backdrop of digital screens depicting the early days of an uncontaminated planet. Vivienne Chow, Quartzy, "Artists are using virtual reality to convey the perils of climate change," 15 June 2019 To that end, Paşca and his colleagues are working on finding a faster way to make organoid cells mature, since maintaining uncontaminated cell cultures for two years is unsustainable in the long run. Quanta Magazine, "The Oldest Mini-Brains Have Lifelike Young Cells," 29 Aug. 2017 To ensure a perfect, uncontaminated seal, the canisters—weighing 26 tons when filled—will be welded shut by electron beams rather than the more common sacrificial-electrode method. Tim Heffernan, Popular Mechanics, "Finland's Crazy Plan to Make Nuclear Waste Disappear," 10 May 2012 The quarantine indicates that perhaps there are other uncontaminated regions trying to keep the rain out of the border. refinery29.com, "This Is How The Deadly Rain Wiped Out Everyone On The Rain," 4 May 2018 Unprotected farm animals were dead, while those that had been confined to fairly solid barns with uncontaminated feed had a fair chance of surviving. Nan Randall, The Atlantic, "'Charlottesville': A Government-Commissioned Story About Nuclear War," 25 Jan. 2018 However, uncontaminated gluten-free oats are widely available from producers such as Bob’s Red Mill; just read the package to be sure. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oats get your day off to a nutritious, filling start," 9 Jan. 2018 Unlike Saturn, Enceladus and Titan are good candidates for harboring microbial life and NASA wants to keep them uncontaminated by humanity. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "This Is the Way Cassini Ends," 14 Sep. 2017

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1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncontaminated.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontaminated. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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