untouched

adjective

un·​touched ˌən-ˈtəcht How to pronounce untouched (audio)
1
: not subjected to touching : not handled
2
: not described or dealt with
3
a
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Untouched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untouched. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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untouched

adjective
un·​touched ˌən-ˈtəcht How to pronounce untouched (audio)
1
: not touched or handled
2
: not described or dealt with
3
a
: not tasted
b
: being in the first state or condition
an untouched wilderness

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