un·​dis·​turbed | \ ˌən-di-ˈstərbd How to pronounce undisturbed (audio) \

Definition of undisturbed

: not disturbed : not altered or interfered with allowing the dough to rest undisturbed wanted to read undisturbed for a few hours a pristine forest undisturbed by humans : not agitated or troubled was surprisingly undisturbed by the news

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Examples of undisturbed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This 40-acre preserve in the city of Carrollton offers a virtually undisturbed section of Trinity bottomland forest. Dallas News, 24 May 2021 Despite the stern warning, the event was overall undisturbed by police. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, 4 Apr. 2021 Equally, even if they are left undisturbed by future missions, natural space phenomena such as radiation could put some of the artifacts at risk. Katie Hunt, CNN, 17 Apr. 2021 Within 1,000 years of their arrival in North America, all three species of mammoths, which for 2 million years had lived undisturbed, went extinct. Washington Post, 14 May 2021 Place the bread on the skillet or griddle and let cook undisturbed for a couple of minutes. Laura Wheatman Hill, chicagotribune.com, 28 Feb. 2021 Add the egg mixture and cook undisturbed until the sides begin to set, 3 to 5 minutes. Nicole Hvidsten, Star Tribune, 5 May 2021 Because they are usually allowed to grow undisturbed for hundreds of years (and cemetery soils tend to be deep), those trees often grow quite large. Rita Pelczar, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 Apr. 2021 In 1990, near the town of Bruniquel in southwestern France, cavers broke through a mass of rubble to enter a broad chamber that had lain undisturbed for many millennia. Tim Flannery, The New York Review of Books, 27 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of undisturbed

circa 1610, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undisturbed was circa 1610

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17 Jun 2021

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“Undisturbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undisturbed. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of undisturbed

: not moved, changed, touched, etc., by anyone or anything
: not upset or affected by something


un·​dis·​turbed | \ ˌən-di-ˈstərbd \

Kids Definition of undisturbed

1 : not moved, interrupted, or interfered with an undisturbed sleep undisturbed snow
2 : not upset She was undisturbed by the change.


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