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

Examples of undisturbed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the teeth then lay undisturbed for almost 50 years until Spassov and his team started to research them. Tom Metcalfe, NBC News, 1 Aug. 2022 Step 3Add egg mixture to skillet; cook undisturbed until just set, 1 to 2 minutes. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, 30 July 2022 Allow the glass to take on the aroma undisturbed until the drink is ready. Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes, 29 June 2022 While transgender surgeries remain polarizing in most countries, some suggest that Thailand’s majority Buddhist population and attitude of tolerance allowed for the industry to flourish relatively undisturbed for decades. Mailee Osten-tan, Longreads, 8 June 2022 Dubbed The Land of Natura, the 150-acre development in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, eschewed convention from the beginning with the founders consulting arborists and lagoon specialists to ensure the land remains undisturbed. Kristine Hansen, Travel + Leisure, 15 Apr. 2022 At an elevation of 3,400 meters above sea level, the observatory samples air undisturbed by the influence of local pollution or vegetation, and produces measurements that represent the average state of the atmosphere in the northern hemisphere. David Bressan, Forbes, 5 June 2022 Let the rice rest, undisturbed with the lid on, for 10 minutes. Sally Pasley Vargas, BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2022 The best way to make fluffy rice in a rice cooker is to let the cooked rice sit undisturbed in the cooking pot, with the lid on, for 10 minutes after cooking. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 29 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of undisturbed

circa 1610, in the meaning defined above

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“Undisturbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undisturbed. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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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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