undefiled

Word Origin & History

undefiled
c.1300, undefylde, from un- (1) "not" + pp. of defile (v.). Originally of morals; sexual sense is attested from mid-15c. Physical sense of "not made dirty" is from 1580s
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undefiled

adjective
1. free from stain or blemish [syn: immaculate
2. (of language) not having its purity or excellence debased; "uncorrupted English"; "learn to speak pure English undefiled"- Van Wyck Brooks [syn: uncorrupted
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