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untouched

[uhn-tuhcht] /ʌnˈtʌtʃt/
adjective
1.
not touched or handled, as material.
2.
not explored or visited:
untouched lands.
3.
not eaten or drunk.
4.
remaining in a pristine state; unchanged:
an untouched innocent; an untouched world.
5.
not injured or hurt; undamaged:
untouched by the exploding bombs.
6.
not affected or altered:
She was untouched by the life around her.
7.
emotionally unmoved; indifferent:
She was left untouched by the music.
8.
not mentioned or described, as in conversation or a book:
an untouched subject.
Origin of untouched
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see un-1, touch, -ed2
Related forms
untouchedness, noun
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  • A stray shell burst just in front of him, and another just behind him, but he and his horse were untouched.

    The Shades of the Wilderness Joseph A. Altsheler
  • The bear was untouched, but the fiery weapon had taught him discretion.

    The House in the Water Charles G. D. Roberts
  • The leaves of the book are then untouched until we reach the sixty-ninth from the end, upon which is one worm hole.

    Enemies of Books William Blades
  • My own feelings were untouched, and hers I felt to be equally so.

  • When assigned to this new, untouched field, his heart and the heart of his wife were deeply moved.

    Have We No Rights? Mabel Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for untouched

untouched

/ʌnˈtʌtʃt/
adjective
1.
not used, handled, touched, etc
2.
not injured or harmed
3.
(postpositive) emotionally unmoved
4.
not changed, modified, or affected
5.
(of food or drink) left without being consumed
6.
not mentioned or referred to: he left the subject untouched
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Word Origin and History for untouched
adj.

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of touch (v.).

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