un·​de·​filed | \ ˌən-di-ˈfī(-ə)ld How to pronounce undefiled (audio) , -dē- \

Definition of undefiled

: not made corrupt, impure, or unclean : not defiled : untainted, uncorrupted English undefiled … a spot as yet undefiled by the foot of a human being.— Edgar Rice Burroughs Men perish, men are corrupted, hearts are rent asunder, but what remains untouched, unassailable, undefiled?— Frank Norris

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Recent Examples on the Web The sweeping view of undefiled wilderness on the border with Mexico long rewarded hikers who completed the Arizona Trail, an 800-mile route winding through deserts, canyons and forests. Simon Romero And Zolan Kanno-youngs New York Times, Star Tribune, 16 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of undefiled

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Undefiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undefiled. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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