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un- +‎ touched


  • IPA(key): /ʌnˈtʌt͡ʃt/
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  • Rhymes: -ʌtʃt
  • Hyphenation: un‧touched


untouched (comparative more untouched, superlative most untouched)

  1. Remaining in its original, pristine state, undamaged; not altered.
    There are practically no untouched forests left in Europe.
    • 1936, Rollo Ahmed, The Black Art, London: Long, page 155:
      The altars used for magical purposes were of carved wood or, if made of stone, had to be a natural slab, unhewn and untouched by hammer or chisel.
    • 2013 August 16, John Vidal, “Dams endanger ecology of Himalayas”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 10, page 8:
      Most of the Himalayan rivers have been relatively untouched by dams near their sources. Now the two great Asian powers, India and China, are rushing to harness them as they cut through some of the world's deepest valleys.
  2. Not eaten.
    He left his vegetables untouched.
  3. Not influenced, affected or swayed.
    She was untouched by his tale of woes.
  4. Not having come in contact.
    Our chocolates are untouched by human hands.
  5. Not talked about.
    Politics was an untouched topic in our family.