undisturbed

adjective

un·​dis·​turbed ˌən-di-ˈstərbd How to pronounce undisturbed (audio)
: 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 These tables have got to be the most niche of objects, and this one’s original construction is undisturbed. Brian T. Allen, National Review, 25 Jan. 2024 Many native ladybugs prefer to overwinter in leaf litter and mulch, Losey says, so leave those undisturbed in a part of your yard. Kate Morgan, Washington Post, 21 Nov. 2023 Add the salt, black pepper and tomato puree; increase the heat as needed to bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low, cover tightly and cook for 20 minutes, undisturbed. Emily Horton, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Cook, undisturbed, until well browned on underside, about 3 minutes. Sabrina Weiss, Peoplemag, 28 Jan. 2024 However, native earthworm species are very rare, and seem to favor undisturbed soils. oregonlive, 26 Aug. 2023 The new method leaves the embryo completely undisturbed and looks at the culture medium left behind. Deborah Balthazar, STAT, 17 Jan. 2024 Cook, undisturbed, until mixture begins to sizzle, 3 to 4 minutes. Anna Theoktisto, Southern Living, 24 Dec. 2023 Some examples include no- or low-till farming, which leaves more soil undisturbed to reduce erosion, and technology that captures the methane emissions from manure, often to use as a power source. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, 10 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1610, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undisturbed was circa 1610

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“Undisturbed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undisturbed. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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