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 The wreckage will remain untouched, but its discovery has brought to the surface the astonishing story of the USS Johnston. CBS News, "Crews find wreckage of USS Johnston, unseen by human eyes for nearly 8 decades: It "still looked like it was fighting"," 10 Apr. 2021 In tribal communities in Montana, hardly anyone can remain untouched by the crisis. Michael Balsamo, Anchorage Daily News, "Justice Department working with tribes on missing and murdered Indigenous women," 2 Apr. 2021 That book, and the rest of the Dr. Seuss catalogue, will remain untouched. Steven P. Dinkin, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Faux cancel culture outrage masks real concerns," 21 Mar. 2021 Seven years later, 86 of these spots remain untouched — and there’s not even a plan to improve them. Heather Knight, San Francisco Chronicle, "S.F. crash victim broke her neck and back. She just led a run to push for fixes to city's deadly streets," 17 Mar. 2021 Indeed, all of the qualities that have earned the moisturizer its loyal fanbase of celebrities and beauty editors since its launch in 2018, like the patented Trigger Factor Complex (or TFC8), remain untouched. Rachel Krause, refinery29.com, "This Luxe Cult-Favourite Moisturizer Just Got Even Better," 3 Mar. 2021 Meanwhile, the state’s gathering limit will remain untouched: 10 people indoors, and 25 outside. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Baker to increase the capacity limit on restaurants, gyms, other businesses to 40 percent starting Monday," 4 Feb. 2021 Others remain untouched, preserved until technological advances can reveal even more about their origin. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "The Story of the Moon Rock in Joe Biden's Oval Office," 22 Jan. 2021 The park’s trees will also remain untouched during the analysis, Gibson added. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, "Parts of People’s Park to close as UC Berkeley preps for housing of up to 17 stories," 19 Jan. 2021

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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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8 May 2021

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“Untouched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untouched. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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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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