undisturbed

adjective
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 Picking partners Perryman and colleagues work in Indonesia’s hyper-diverse Raja Ampat Marine Park, a mostly undisturbed habitat where reef mantas behave naturally. Jake Buehler, National Geographic, "Manta rays form close friendships, shattering misconceptions," 27 Aug. 2019 But if participants were asked to assess 12 characteristics, the opposite happened: undisturbed reflection had a negative effect on decision-making; only 25 percent selected the best car. Laura Kutsch, Scientific American, "Can We Rely on Our Intuition?," 15 Aug. 2019 Black holes that merge through the triple process should have orbits that are less circular, or more eccentric, than those of black holes that merge from an undisturbed binary system. Quanta Magazine, "To Make Two Black Holes Collide, Try Three," 15 Aug. 2019 The spiders are looking for undisturbed prairie rangelands -- much like those offered by Comanche National Grassland in southeast Colorado -- because that's where females are often found. Dylan Miettinen, CNN, "Is that love in the air? Thousands of tarantulas to descend on southeast Colorado in search of mates," 9 Aug. 2019 When phytoplankton and other things fall from the surface to the seafloor, they are left undisturbed, forming perfect, annual layers, akin to tree rings or a glacier’s layers. Carolyn Kormann, The New Yorker, "Where Does All the Plastic Go?," 16 Sep. 2019 For the past eight months, the 1,700-acre field has been fenced off to let the grass, along with 250,000 saplings, grow undisturbed by the cattle, sheep and goats that roam free in this region. Aryn Baker / Mbar Toubab, Time, "Can a 4,815-Mile Wall of Trees Help Curb Climate Change in Africa?," 12 Sep. 2019 And yet 7,900 feet below the surface, in perpetual darkness and in waters that have remained undisturbed for up to two billion years, the mine is teeming with life. NBC News, "Strange life-forms found deep in a mine point to vast 'underground Galapagos'," 7 Sep. 2019 Wash basins and chamber pots remain undisturbed in officers' rooms. Megan Gannon, Smithsonian, "Divers Get an Eerie First Look Inside the Arctic Shipwreck of the HMS Terror," 30 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of undisturbed

circa 1610, in the meaning defined above

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5 Oct 2019

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The first known use of undisturbed was circa 1610

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undisturbed

adjective
How to pronounce undisturbed (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of undisturbed

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

undisturbed

adjective
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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