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

Examples of unpolluted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Manchu chose New Zealand as a location after exploring options in Ireland, Scotland, Minnesota, Australia, Switzerland and Canada in quest of a second century world with unpolluted skies and beautiful forests. Naman Ramachandran, Variety, 23 Nov. 2023 Under a nearly full moon in the unpolluted darkness of the night sky over Kansas, a group of student stargazers sat in a circle taking turns on the telescope. Lee Cowan, CBS News, 8 Oct. 2023 Aside from the occasional but impenetrable marine layer, Muir Beach Overlook is perhaps the best place for North Bay residents to catch sight of stars this year, due to its elevation and unobstructed, unpolluted views of the sky to the west and north. Valerie Stimac, SFChronicle.com, 15 Oct. 2020 Destinations all over the world — from the Boundary Waters of Minnesota to Warrumbungle National Park in Australia — have been recognized by the International Dark Sky Places conservation program for their unpolluted dark skies, mindful lighting policies, and public education efforts. Evie Carrick, Travel + Leisure, 24 Feb. 2023 Light reflected by objects in low Earth orbit would increase the background brightness for the study by 7.5 percent by 2030 compared to an unpolluted night sky. Justine Calma, The Verge, 21 Mar. 2023 The no-coolers-on-the-beach rule keeps partygoers (and pesky seagulls) away, leaving ample room for sun worshippers to enjoy two miles of magical sunset-viewing spots and unpolluted waters. Adeline Duff, Travel + Leisure, 5 Mar. 2023 The water will refreeze, and the team will extract it as an ice core, never having to dip their instruments into the unpolluted water. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 16 Feb. 2011 Musk’s image has won him a legion of adoring fans, many of whom see him as a savior of a globally warming Earth or, alternatively, the savior of humanity through his plan to transport civilization to an unpolluted Mars. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 7 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unpolluted was in 1540

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“Unpolluted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpolluted. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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