undefiled

adjective

un·​de·​filed ˌən-di-ˈfī(-ə)ld How to pronounce undefiled (audio)
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: 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

Examples of undefiled in a Sentence

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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undefiled was in the 14th century

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“Undefiled.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undefiled. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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