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  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 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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  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 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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