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pristine

[ pris-teen, pri-steen; especially British pris-tahyn ]
/ ˈprɪs tin, prɪˈstin; especially British ˈprɪs taɪn /
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Definition of pristine

adjective
having its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied.
of or relating to the earliest period or state; primitive.

OTHER WORDS FOR pristine

1 undefiled, unpolluted, untouched.
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Origin of pristine

1525–35; <Latin pristinus early; akin to primusprime
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How to use pristine in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for pristine

pristine
/ (ˈprɪstaɪn, -tiːn) /

adjective
of or involving the earliest period, state, etc; original
pure; uncorrupted
fresh, clean, and unspoiledhis pristine new car

Word Origin for pristine

C15: from Latin pristinus primitive; related to prīmus first, prime

usage for pristine

The use of pristine to mean fresh, clean, and unspoiled is considered by some people to be incorrect
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