Pristine meaning

prĭs'tēn', prĭ-stēn'
The definition of pristine is something that is still in its original condition or still pure.

An example of pristine is a forest that hasn't been logged or damaged by humans.

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Having the characteristics of something new and fresh.

Wearing a pristine white pinafore.

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Of, relating to, or typical of the earliest time or condition; primitive or original.
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Characteristic of the earliest, or an earlier, period or condition; original.
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Still pure; uncorrupted; unspoiled.

Pristine beauty.

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Unspoiled; still with its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied.
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Primitive, pertaining to the earliest state of something.
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Relating to sawfishes of the family Pristidae.
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Origin of pristine

  • Latin prīstinus per1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Ancient Greek πρίστης (pristÄ“s, “a saw, one that saws")
    From Wiktionary
  • From Middle French pristin.
    From Wiktionary