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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The redesign leaves the Central Library and Adult Recreation Center untouched and expands the open-space area from roughly 76,000 square feet to almost 93,000 square feet. Jeff Landa, latimes.com, "Initial design and lease for Armenian American Museum in Central Park approved," 21 Apr. 2018 From Topshop and Theory to Adidas and Stuart Weitzman, there’s no section left untouched during this round. refinery29.com, "How To Shop Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Before Everyone Else," 13 July 2018 For Iman Moussa, of Misteka Foods, offering free meals was personal, even though her home in Howard County was untouched by the flooding. Cody Boteler, baltimoresun.com, "As waters receded in Catonsville, Oella, neighbors lent each other a hand," 31 May 2018 The sky here is untouched by the glow of humans, black and swirling with stars and galaxy clouds. Leah Sottile, Longreads, "Bundyville Chapter Four: The Gospel of Bundy," 18 May 2018 The site remained untouched for over 1,500 years until its rediscovery in the 18th century. James Rogers, Fox News, "Extraordinary Pompeii discovery: Racehorse remains found among ancient city's ruins," 14 May 2018 One of the most remarkable pieces of college basketball history sat unseen, untouched and unheralded for more than 80 years. Nathan Baird, Post-Tribune, "Family bond preserves John Wooden's Purdue jersey," 10 May 2018 Trading in bitcoin and other virtual currencies that Coinbase offers, including Ethereum and Litecoin, is virtually untouched by U.S. market regulators. Dave Michaels, WSJ, "Cryptocurrency Firm Coinbase in Talks to Become SEC-Regulated Brokerage," 6 Apr. 2018 Africa was not untouched by the Black Panther hype. Chika Oduah, The Root, "Audiences Across Africa Hail Black Panther for Humanizing Black Characters," 20 Feb. 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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