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 Futaba Minami Elementary School has been untouched for almost nine years and feels like a mausoleum. Washington Post, "Tokyo being billed as ‘Recovery Olympics’ -- but not for all," 13 Dec. 2019 The region is mostly untouched, icy wilderness with ice sheets off of South America and depths of up to 11,500 feet. Fox News, "Chilean Air Force: Debris found in hunt for missing military plane," 12 Dec. 2019 Both of Lawson’s sacks, which accumulated 23 negative yards for Denver, came on missed assignments at the line that allowed Lawson to run to quarterback Brandon Allen untouched. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Shaq Lawson confronts Connor McGovern on the field after Bills’ blowout of Broncos," 25 Nov. 2019 In last week’s 52-10 loss at Minnesota, redshirt sophomore safety Deon Jones slipped trying to cover Minnesota’s Tyler Johnson on a slant pass, allowing the senior receiver to get free and run untouched into the end zone on a 16-yard touchdown pass. Don Markus, baltimoresun.com, "Maryland players fill the void by learning to coach after football careers are shortened by injuries," 1 Nov. 2019 Outler ran untouched off right tackle and then cut diagonally across the field before heading to the end zone. Mike May, sun-sentinel.com, "Lakes pummels Gardens behind Outler, Taylor," 1 Nov. 2019 Dissly suffered a non-contact injury while running untouched during the second quarter of the game. oregonlive, "Seattle Seahawks rally past the Cleveland Browns: 10 studs and duds," 14 Oct. 2019 The game looked to be out of reach when man-of-the match Fukuoka stripped Chris Harris and ran untouched for another try in the 43rd minute. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Japan, a day after Typhoon Hagibis, reaches first rugby World Cup quarterfinal," 13 Oct. 2019 The ball intended for Griffin was picked off at the Lamar 25-yard line and MacBright ran in untouched. Richard Dean, Houston Chronicle, "Troy Tisdale, Ka'Veon Griffin lift Lamar over Westside," 4 Oct. 2019

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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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12 Jan 2020

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“Untouched.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untouched. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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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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