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 Most predict growth forecasts beyond 2020 will be largely untouched, as cheaper oil prices help offset the currency’s effect on export demand. Piotr Skolimowski, Bloomberg.com, "ECB Confronts Weaker Economy, Stronger Euro: Decision Day Guide," 10 Sep. 2020 Spanish Flat Marina and campground were virtually untouched, though the fire burned into the site’s gateway. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "When will Big Basin reopen? Estimates for reopening parks hit by fires range from weeks to years," 8 Sep. 2020 Workers in Louisiana have started to patch up roofs and clean up the damage, but on Sunday most of the homes in Lake Charles that saw a direct hit from the storm were still untouched. Adam Klotz, Fox News, "Extreme heat in areas of Texas, Louisiana still powerless after Laura; severe storm threat for Plains," 31 Aug. 2020 Until the police shooting of Jacob Blake, the bedroom community of Kenosha had been largely untouched by the level of demonstrations that were seen in nearby Milwaukee and Chicago after the death of George Floyd. Author: Corey Williams, Russell Contreras, Anchorage Daily News, "Kenosha shooting strains tie between Black residents, police," 28 Aug. 2020 In contrast, most neighborhoods in the city of nearly 700,000 people are untouched by the violence. Michelle R. Smith And Gillian Flaccus, Star Tribune, "GOP portrayal of urban mayhem doesn't always match reality," 28 Aug. 2020 So while charges for room and board and student activities and athletics fees will be eliminated for online-only instruction, tuition pricing will either be untouched or be slightly reduced. Robert Massa, The Conversation, "Should students get a discount if they won’t be on campus because of COVID-19?," 11 Aug. 2020 The ship’s engineering spaces, including the engines, are untouched. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The USS Bonhomme Richard Is Still Burning," 16 July 2020 The beaches of Cabo, with their peeling, clean waves, once again recalled an untouched desert as Mexico struggled to manage a virus that has infected more than 533,000 people and killed more than 62,000 — third most in the world. Washington Post, "Live updates: U.S. coronavirus cases approach 6 million amid uptick in Midwest," 31 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of untouched

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of untouched was in the 14th century

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16 Sep 2020

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“Untouched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untouched. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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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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