uncontaminated

adjective
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 And now, the global COVID-19 pandemic has made the opioid crisis even more deadly, by creating insecurity, isolating users, disrupting the flow of uncontaminated drug supplies, and taxing our health services. Joseph Stauffer, Fortune, "Doctors and patients face a painkiller crisis, even as they fight COVID," 16 Dec. 2020 Suddenly there was a recognition that design could not take uncontaminated water, stable food supplies or clean air for granted. Nikil Saval, New York Times, "Design for the Future When the Future Is Bleak," 28 Sep. 2020 Elderly and infirm residents were left in areas near radioactive contamination, and many others moved unnecessarily from uncontaminated areas (resulting in many deaths from winter conditions). Cham Dallas, The Conversation, "Nuclear threats are increasing – here’s how the US should prepare for a nuclear event," 6 Aug. 2020 Under the terms of the contracts, Fillakit is supposed to supply FEMA with swabs as well as containers for uncontaminated samples. Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica, "A Closer Look at Federal COVID Contractors Reveals Inexperience, Fraud Accusations and a Weapons Dealer Operating Out of Someone’s House," 30 May 2020 Only clean, uncontaminated paper should be recycled. Emily Bamforth, cleveland, "Washing your hands: Best public restroom etiquette in the age of coronavirus," 4 Mar. 2020 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

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1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncontaminated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncontaminated. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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