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.
Recent Examples on the Web The photograph is the equivalent of a fresh and untouched face — a given. Los Angeles Times, 25 July 2022 For years, most of the funds stayed in those digital wallets, more or less untouched, even as Bitcoin went from being a nerdy curiosity to fueling a global mania that pushed its price up more than 100-fold. Declan Harty, Fortune, 7 July 2022 Not even the Commission remains untouched by this paradox. Maggie Fremont, EW.com, 22 June 2022 The setting has changed (to Latvia, presumably for financing reasons), but the story remains largely untouched. Dennis Harvey, Variety, 15 June 2022 Till-Mobley made the difficult decision to leave Till's unrecognizable remains untouched and share the haunting image of his brutalized body at his open-casket funeral. Kendall Ross, ABC News, 1 June 2022 These ratings mirror her consistent approach to her role and demonstrate the fact that, despite turbulent times for the monarchy, her popularity remains untouched. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, 29 May 2022 Few aspects of daily life have been left untouched, though there are hopeful signs that energy and gas prices have fallen consistently in the past month. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, 13 July 2022 Left untouched has been Russian gas, on which Europe remains heavily dependent. Somini Sengupta, BostonGlobe.com, 6 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of untouched

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Untouched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untouched. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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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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