un·​weath·​ered ˌən-ˈwe-t͟hərd How to pronounce unweathered (audio)
: not showing the effects of exposure to the weather : not weathered
smooth, unweathered skin
unweathered granite

Examples of unweathered in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Suzanne Smrekar of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and her colleagues deduced that lava flows on the flanks of several Venusian volcanoes appear unweathered, meaning that the flows must be no more than 2.5 million years old. Michael Lemonick, Discover Magazine, 15 Dec. 2010 The unweathered, uneroded appearances of ancient craters, walls, and ridges supports an atmosphere-free Moon. Ethan Siegel, Forbes, 5 July 2021 The resulting wide-scale resurfacing may have brought fresh, unweathered material to Bennu's surface—ideal for obtaining a pristine sample. Dante S. Lauretta, Scientific American, 1 Aug. 2016 Based on the differences in mass between the underwater and unweathered Lego bricks, the study authors project that the toys could last anywhere from 100 to 1,300 years in the marine environment. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian Magazine, 24 Mar. 2020 Much of the ground where Ms. Hollingshead found her diamond is made of unweathered volcanic rock. Leah Asmelash, CNN, 22 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unweathered was circa 1775

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“Unweathered.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unweathered. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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