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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In fact, relatively undisturbed clay soil can only manage about a quarter-inch of percolation per hour. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, "Hate to break it to you, but you're already not watering your garden enough," 7 June 2019 The Dyas Triangle property remains wooded and undisturbed since the city purchased it in 2013, ending a more than four-decade tug-o-war over its fate. al.com, "In fast-growing Fairhope, dispute brews over conservation issues," 25 June 2019 Meanwhile, toss the chicken with 1 teaspoon of the seasoning blend. Arrange the chicken pieces in the pan in a single layer; cook for 4 to 5 minutes, undisturbed, or until lightly browned on the bottom. Bonnie S. Benwick, The Denver Post, "This one-pot chicken and rice delivers a lot of comfort, and a little kick," 10 June 2019 Forty-one percent of West Papua’s land has already been granted to the palm-oil and timber industries, by one analysis, though much has remained undisturbed because of the difficulty of getting products to market. Jennifer Smith, WSJ, "Today’s Logistics Report: Shrinking Japan’s Fleet; Squeezing the Grocers; Highway Dividing Lines," 8 Mar. 2019 Leaving embryos undisturbed from day one to day five —when the embryo becomes what’s known as a blastocyst—rather than checking on them on day three, as many centers do, has been similarly revolutionary. Jancee Dunn, Vogue, "How California Became the World’s Fertility Treatment Destination," 13 Mar. 2019 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

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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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