un·​dis·​turbed | \ˌən-di-ˈstərbd \

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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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 Cook, undisturbed, increasing heat to high if needed, until dark brown underneath, about 1 minute. Chris Morocco, Bon Appetit, "Spicy Pork Bowl with Greens and Carrots," 4 June 2018 Natural and man-made grooves in the subsoil or bedrock hold more moisture than the undisturbed ground around them and are usually filled with richer soils. The Economist, "Dry weather is helping archaeologists discover ancient sites," 12 July 2018 Hugo Lloris comfortably blocked a fierce second half drive from Axel Witsel, but was otherwise largely undisturbed. Martin Rogers, USA TODAY, "France knocks off Belgium to reach World Cup final," 10 July 2018 The American dogs spread with humans through both continents and remained undisturbed for more than 9,000 years until the arrival of European colonists. James Gorman, New York Times, "The Lost Dogs of the Americas," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of undisturbed

circa 1610, in the meaning defined above

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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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