Origin of untouched

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at un-1, touch, -ed2
Related formsun·touched·ness, noun
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not used, handled, touched, etc
not injured or harmed
(postpositive) emotionally unmoved
not changed, modified, or affected
(of food or drink) left without being consumed
not mentioned or referred tohe left the subject untouched
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Word Origin and History for untouched

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

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