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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
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see un-1, touch, -ed2
Related forms
untouchedness, noun
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  • He said that she was untouched, so apparently no predator killed her.
  • Perhaps a new fig tree grows for four winters, untouched by freezes, bearing big crops each summer.
  • Saving regularly and leaving it untouched is fundamental, since without that basis your holdings cannot appreciate.
  • Most books in the library are untouched for years on end.
  • But one student, to all appearances, seemed entirely untouched by our discussions.
  • Not these sharp new crayons, untouched by my younger sister.
  • No wandering tourists or posing for pictures allowed, simply a untouched place that can only be viewed from afar.
  • Next day she again went out with her goat, and left the few bits of broken bread which had been handed to her, lying untouched.
  • Things sacred should not only be untouched with the hands, but unviolated in thought.
  • Our great resources therefore remain untouched for any purpose which may affect the vital interests of the nation.
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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