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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While many of the Apollo samples were studied at the time, some were left untouched with the hopes that scientific research would advance to study them with greater detail. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "NASA Will Open a Time Capsule of Lunar Samples Taken Almost 50 Years Ago," 12 Mar. 2019 The allure goes much deeper than its endless, untouched beaches with roaming donkeys and wooden sailboats (although that alone sounds pretty magical to us)—the winding streets of its historic old town date back to the 14th century. Monica Mendal, Vogue, "A Designer’s Guide to Lamu Island, Kenya’s Hidden Paradise," 4 Feb. 2019 After the 1922 filibuster, Dyer’s bill would remain untouched by Congress for years until it was reintroduced in 1930. P.r. Lockhart, Vox, "By passing the Justice for Victims of Lynching Act this week, the Senate acknowledged its role in decades of racial terrorism.," 21 Dec. 2018 But the most eye-catching thing isn’t the nudey look, but the mark on her leg: a pale, four-inch scar on her thigh that was clearly left untouched by the Photoshoppers. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Kylie Jenner's Leg Scar on That 'GQ' Cover Has a Painful Story Behind It," 17 July 2018 Located in southwestern Wisconsin in the Driftless Area untouched by glaciers, Spring Green makes for a lovely day trip from Milwaukee. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "When visiting Spring Green's Taliesin or American Players Theatre, stop here, too," 29 June 2018 Albert Smith — untouched by the soldiers’ potshots — survived to found a modest dynasty of Smiths who have periodically honored his memory with Old Town flag-raisings. Pauline Repard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Richard Smith joins 172-year family history of Old Town flag-waving," 23 June 2018 Unlike nearly every other member of President Trump’s inner circle, Ivanka Trump has largely remained untouched by the sprawling investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, "A Russian Weightlifter May Land Ivanka Trump in the Russia Probe," 6 June 2018 Taxon Expeditions Founded last year by a Dutch scientist couple, Taxon focuses on finding unknown animals in regions untouched by science. Brent Crane, Outside Online, "Looking for a Novel Vacation? Discover a New Species," 24 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 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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