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

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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 The Daily Mail never got an answer to its biggest question: Where are survivors of a nuclear war going to find uncontaminated water? Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "Relax: Jim Bakker has Armageddon covered, with buckets of pizza in the Ozarks," 22 Aug. 2017 If the person was to ever go missing, K-9 units have an uncontaminated smell to track. Harry Sayer, OrlandoSentinel.com, "'Smelly' new crime fighting tool helps deputies track missing people," 8 July 2017 Think: enough food, warm shelter in the winter, cool shelter in the summer, vaccination, sewers, fresh uncontaminated food all year round, much lighter workloads. Luke Dormehl, Fox News, "Live forever? Scientists say human bodies have no detectable maximum lifespan," 5 July 2017

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1611, in the meaning defined above

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