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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Its sole human residents are a few groundskeepers, and the island’s landscape and rare breeds of wildlife remain virtually undisturbed by humans. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Island of Montecristo Only Allows 1,000 Visitors a Year," 29 Aug. 2018 To get a good sear, let the mushrooms cook undisturbed long enough to release their liquid. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "The Toast Everybody Should Be Talking About," 24 Jan. 2019 Its newest project, however, steps away from humans and instead focuses on the areas where the natural world is undisturbed. Angela Chen, The Verge, "This map lets you hear what the world sounds like without humans," 9 Dec. 2018 And yet, despite all the rapid development around the island’s main hubs to the south, vast swaths of the landscape remain pretty much undisturbed. Alex Postman, Condé Nast Traveler, "Finding the Bali You Came For," 16 Nov. 2018 They are then dried—and left undisturbed throughout the process so that no essential oils are lost—and sifted to remove unwanted debris. Jane Black, WSJ, "When It Comes to This Ingredient, Believe the Hype," 8 Nov. 2018 But that said, there is something undeniably special, and moving, about these last undisturbed places. Jeffrey Gettleman, New York Times, "A Family Adventure in the Wild Heart of Tanzania," 2 Apr. 2018 Nantucket Discoveries of remains of Native Americans rise Discoveries of Native American remains have been increasing on the island, as new development means many previously undisturbed parts of Nantucket are being dug up. BostonGlobe.com, "New England news in brief," 22 May 2018 Back in May, the nearly perfect series was capped off by a beautiful and moving finale, which means the show can live on undisturbed in the streaming heaven reserved for shows that didn't crash and burn their landing (*cough* Dexter). refinery29.com, "This Is Keri Russell's Time To Shine — Welcome To The Russell-ution, Comrades," 13 July 2018

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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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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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