un·​touched | \ ˌən-ˈtəcht \

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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Israel, for examples, is not going to allow Iran to remain untouched if its Hezbollah proxies launch tens of thousands of rockets from Lebanon and Syria into the Jewish state. Dennis Ross, WSJ, "What Trump Means by ‘America First’," 8 Jan. 2019 Updating authorizations for the use of military force abroad, which have remained untouched since 2002. Alex Ward, Vox, "Democrats won the House — and Trump’s foreign policy may be in trouble," 7 Nov. 2018 The congregation moved there in 2013 from Over-the-Rhine, yet much of the 90,000 square foot building and most of the 22-acre campus remained untouched. Mark Curnutte, Cincinnati.com, "Reds Community Fund to take big swing at renovating old Jewish Community Center site," 2 July 2018 Family members played music and performed rituals near the cave, where bicycles and soccer gear left by the team remain untouched. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "'We must find the children today': Desperate cave search underway for Thai soccer team," 26 June 2018 The land was donated to Zinke’s Great Northern Veterans Peace Park Foundation 10 years ago to create a park, but remains largely untouched. Washington Post, "Lawmakers seek investigation of Interior boss’ land deal," 21 June 2018 That church, in the town of Noginsk outside Moscow, remains untouched, according to its former cleric, the Rev. Merkuriy Skorohod. Mansur Mirovalev, latimes.com, "In battle between Russia and Ukraine, even God is in dispute," 29 May 2018 As the price of the house has vacillated between $4 million and $5 million, the actual structure has remained almost untouched. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "Is condemnation next for dilapidated house near Little Caesars Arena?," 15 May 2018 Even if malware manages to crash the browser tab, the idea is that the rest of your PC will remain untouched. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "How Microsoft Edge's hidden WDAG browser lets you surf the web securely," 8 May 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 \

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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