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pristine

[pris-teen, pri-steen; especially British pris-tahyn] /ˈprɪs tin, prɪˈstin; especially British ˈprɪs taɪn/
adjective
1.
having its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied.
2.
of or relating to the earliest period or state; primitive.
Origin of pristine
1525-1535
1525-35; < Latin pristinus early; akin to primus prime
Synonyms
1. undefiled, unpolluted, untouched.
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pristine

/ˈprɪstaɪn; -tiːn/
adjective
1.
of or involving the earliest period, state, etc; original
2.
pure; uncorrupted
3.
fresh, clean, and unspoiled: his pristine new car
Usage note
The use of pristine to mean fresh, clean, and unspoiled is considered by some people to be incorrect
Word Origin
C15: from Latin pristinus primitive; related to prīmus first, prime
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Word Origin and History for pristine
adj.

1530s, "pertaining to the earliest period, primitive, ancient," from Middle French pristin or directly from Latin pristinus "former, early, original," from Old Latin pri "before" (see prime (adj.)). Meaning "unspoiled, untouched, pure" is from 1899 (implied in a use of pristinely) but according to OED 2nd ed. print still regarded as ignorant "by many educated speakers."

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