un·​con·​tam·​i·​nat·​ed ˌən-kən-ˈta-mə-ˌnā-təd How to pronounce uncontaminated (audio)
: 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 During this cycle, the litter is picked up and sifted through a grate, separating the waste out into a waste tray and allowing the uncontaminated litter to fall back into the main litter bed. Katherine Alex Beaven, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2023 That bacteria transferred from the shoes to otherwise uncontaminated floor tiles more than nine out of 10 times, the study subsequently found. Rachel Kurzius, Washington Post, 2 Oct. 2023 The contaminated milk does not smell or appear any different from uncontaminated raw milk. Shiv Sudhakar, Fox News, 15 Oct. 2023 Guinness World Records reports the Almas beluga sturgeons are found in the most uncontaminated parts of the Caspian Sea, near Iran. Josie Goodrich, USA TODAY, 7 July 2023 In research published in 2018, scientists studied the cells of bank voles that inhabit the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, where background radiation levels are 100 times greater than in uncontaminated areas. Monique Brouillette, Popular Mechanics, 6 July 2023 The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation have undertaken a major restoration project, planting native plants in the uncontaminated area around Hanford. Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 June 2023 The remediation process in the neighborhood near Park Crest — which entailed excavating soil, moving it to another location and replacing it with uncontaminated soil — was wrapped up in mid-April. Dallas News, 10 June 2022 So the first job of every IT organization is to protect that data, keeping it uncontaminated for the workloads that rely on the data to drive the business forward. Steve McDowell, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1611, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of uncontaminated was in 1611

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“Uncontaminated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontaminated. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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