unpristine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ pristine

Adjective[edit]

unpristine (comparative more unpristine, superlative most unpristine)

  1. Not pristine; sullied, dirty, impure.
    • 2007 November 7, Andy Newman, “Protecting a Wild Patch of City Marshland”, in New York Times[1]:
      The subject of all this breathlessness is a decidedly unpristine swath of Staten Island known as Arlington Marsh, a boggy green break in one of the city's most industrialized stretches of waterfront.