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Definitions for pristine
ˈprɪs tin, prɪˈstin; esp. Brit. ˈprɪs taɪnpris·tine
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completely free from dirt or contamination
"pristine mountain snow"
immaculately clean and unused
"handed her his pristine white handkerchief"
Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied
primitive, pertaining to the earliest state of something
Etymology: From pristin.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
First; ancient; original.
Etymology: pristinus, Lat.
Now their pristine worth
The Britons recollect. Philips.
This light being trajected only through the parallel superficies of the two prisms, if it suffered any change by the refraction of one superficies, it lost that impression by the contrary refraction of the other superficies, and so, being restored to its pristine constitution, became of the same nature and condition as at first. Isaac Newton, Opticks.
belonging to the earliest period or state; original; primitive; primeval; as, the pristine state of innocence; the pristine manners of a people; pristine vigor
Etymology: [L. pristinus, akin to prior: cf. F. pristin. See Prior, a.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pris′tin, adj. as at first: former: belonging to the earliest time: ancient. [O. Fr.,—L. pristinus; cf. priscus, antique, prior, former.]
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The numerical value of pristine in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of pristine in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of pristine in a Sentence
A massive spill from the Safer would destroy pristine reefs, coastal mangroves and other sea life across the Red Sea, expose millions of people to highly polluted air, and cut off food, fuel and other life-saving supplies to Yemen, where 17 million people already need food aid.
The federal government must respect and not infringe upon state's wishes and authority, we don't want South Carolina's pristine coastline to be turned into an industrial wasteland.
They are concerning as they are occurring in a very remote part of the world, and in an environment that many people would consider to be pristine.
You see this beautiful pristine photo of nature but then you look to the left and theres plastic Starbucks cups and water bottles on the trail and selfie sticks and people having road rage because some people were walking slower.
Our parks are falling apart. There's $12 billion backlog on our most pristine, greatest national monuments and parks, we should preserve what we've already invested in.
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- primitiu, pristí, primerCatalan, Valencian
- gwyryfol, cyntefigWelsh
- unberührt, jungfräulichGerman
- primitiva, antauaEsperanto
- prístino, virgenSpanish
- تر و تازهPersian
- koskematon, tahraton, turmeltumatonFinnish
- virginal, antique, parfaitFrench
- glanScottish Gaelic
- óskemmdur, upprunalegur, upphaflegur, ósnortinn, óspillturIcelandic
- incontaminato, pristinoItalian
- urutapu, tikitū, toitūMāori
- ongerept, onaangeroerd, oorspronkelijkDutch
- dziewiczy, dziewiczy, nietknięty, pierwotnyPolish
- virgin, impecabilăRomanian
- изначальный, чистый, неиспо́рченный, девственный, нетро́нутый, чи́стый, первоначальный, первобытныйRussian
- ofördärvad, ursprungligSwedish
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