un·​touched | \ ˌən-ˈtəcht How to pronounce untouched (audio) \

Definition of untouched

1 : not subjected to touching : not handled
2 : not described or dealt with
3a : not tasted
b : being in the first or a primeval state or condition an untouched wilderness
4 : not influenced : unaffected

Examples of untouched in a Sentence

The piano was untouched for years. The original agreement remains untouched. He left his food untouched. The artist's biographer left a few important events of his life untouched.
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Recent Examples on the Web

The original game, developed by Rare and released in 1991, was a beloved cult fave, but the franchise basically remain untouched for more than two decades. Julia Alexander, The Verge, "Watch the first real trailer for Battletoads’ Xbox revival," 9 June 2019 There aren't many body parts that bouldering leaves untouched. Leah Prinzivalli, SELF, "Why You Should Try Bouldering Like Brie Larson," 7 Jan. 2019 While most Hindu personal laws have been overhauled and codified over the years, Muslim laws have been left to religious authorities and left largely untouched. Fox News, "India bans instant divorce by Muslim men," 19 Sep. 2018 The best chance of financial success is investing sensibly, consistently contributing, and allowing your money to grow – untouched – over a long period of time. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, "How to better protect your parents from scams," 3 May 2018 The room King stayed in, Room 306, has been preserved practically untouched, including his unmade bed. Carmen K. Sisson, The Christian Science Monitor, "For teens, 50 mile march to honor King became a deeper journey," 4 Apr. 2018 However, the upper deck of the wooden hull is almost untouched. James Rogers, Fox News, "Sunken Imperial Russian warship may contain $130 billion in gold," 19 July 2018 Yes, the play is meant to subtly satirize and mock, but its whole plot turns on stuff like marrying well, being untouched by scandals such as divorce or adultery and knowing how to behave at the opera. Christopher Arnott, courant.com, "Hartford Stage's Lush, Elegant 'Age Of Innocence' Adapted To Be Freshly Relevant," 16 Apr. 2018 No rooms were added during the restoration & the foundation was untouched, although the porch was enclosed. Jenny Xie, Curbed, "The fascinating history of CIA headquarters’s oldest building," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of untouched

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of untouched

: not handled or used
: not changed : still in the original state or condition
: not eaten or drunk : not tasted


un·​touched | \ ˌən-ˈtəcht How to pronounce untouched (audio) \

Kids Definition of untouched

1 : not tasted Her dinner sat on the tray untouched.
2 : not affected I was untouched by the turmoil.

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