un·​pol·​lut·​ed | \ ˌən-pə-ˈlü-təd How to pronounce unpolluted (audio) \

Definition of unpolluted

: not contaminated or made unclean or impure : not polluted a mind unpolluted by hatred especially : not contaminated with man-made waste unpolluted water … an unpolluted wilderness of startling size in this heavily populated state. — Nancy Piccin

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Recent Examples on the Web Meanwhile Maccone is resolute that all future planners need to prioritize preserving the precious space resources that still remain unpolluted by humankind. Leonard David, Scientific American, "Astronomers Battle Space Explorers for Access to Moon’s Far Side," 7 Apr. 2020 In a time when elites are booking long flights to nowhere to boost their airline miles status, Harbour Air and MagniX’s planned electric fleet is a breath of fresh, unpolluted air. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "First All-Electric Plane Flies for Just About 15 Minutes," 12 Dec. 2019 The surrounding area has remained pristine, where pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep and mountain lions roam in the untouched, unpolluted wild. Ben Brazil, Daily Pilot, "Orange County philanthropist helped save crucial Mexican lagoon used by gray whales for breeding," 11 Oct. 2019 What's not clear is whether aerosols lead to clouds that hold more or less water than unpolluted clouds. Cathleen O'grady, Ars Technica, "Aerosol emissions may not cool the planet as much as we thought," 1 Aug. 2019 Night skies, unpolluted by light, offer an awe-inspiring panorama of stars. Albion Land, WSJ, "If You’re Thinking About Retiring in Spain," 20 Nov. 2018 Pushed by poverty and pulled by the hope of a better life, the residents of the village of Tekani, Bangladesh have for almost a decade been making the trip south to the capital to demand better safety conditions and unpolluted waters. Adam Matthews, Newsweek, "The Environmental Crisis in Your Closet," 13 Aug. 2015 The American people should not have to fight for something as essential and simple as clean water to drink, unpolluted food to eat, and clear air to breathe. Jasmine Jemewouk, Alaska Dispatch News, "Alaskans will feel unkind cuts to EPA," 1 Oct. 2017 And that’s not just because the unpolluted night sky is full of a vast world of celestial lights that has struck humans with awe since the beginning. Kat Eschner, Smithsonian, "Is Light Pollution Really Pollution?," 1 June 2017

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1540, in the meaning defined above

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“Unpolluted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpolluted. Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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: clean and safe for use : not polluted

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