un·​re·​stored ˌən-ri-ˈstȯrd How to pronounce unrestored (audio)
: not brought back into a former or original state : not restored
unrestored homes

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The light-weight rigid foam remains solid, and the original unrestored paintwork is in excellent condition, with only subtle flaking in small areas. Ryan Parker, The Hollywood Reporter, 21 June 2022 Except for the paint, this 1966 Ford remains unrestored and original. Maegan Gindi For The Wall Street Journal, WSJ, 26 Mar. 2022 According to the duo’s 2021 paper in Water, a few of the new species proliferated, but most of the other species were similar to those in unrestored sections of the creek. Erica Gies, Scientific American, 16 Mar. 2022 Mission Concepción, which dates to 1755, is the oldest unrestored stone church in America, and visitors can see original frescoes in several rooms. Amanda Ogle, Travel + Leisure, 7 Feb. 2022 Largely original and unrestored, this representative of the model is available for $350,000. Robert Ross, Robb Report, 18 Oct. 2021 The church, completed in 1755, is the oldest unrestored stone church in the nation. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, 6 Apr. 2020 The church at Mission Concepción, known as the nation’s oldest unrestored church, has been closed since January, to allow for placement of a metal rim around the base of its dome for stabilization. Scott Huddleston, ExpressNews.com, 18 Mar. 2020 This mostly unrestored pickup comes with a brand-new paint job, an 80-inch wheelbase and 40,911 miles. Lorraine Longhi, azcentral, 13 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unrestored was in the 14th century

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“Unrestored.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unrestored. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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