Pristine Definition

prĭstēn, prĭ-stēn
Remaining in a pure state, without human alteration.
A pristine stream.
American Heritage
Remaining free from dirt or decay; clean.
Pristine mountain snow.
American Heritage
Still pure; uncorrupted; unspoiled.
Pristine beauty.
Webster's New World
Characteristic of the earliest, or an earlier, period or condition; original.
Webster's New World
Having the characteristics of something new and fresh.
Wearing a pristine white pinafore.
Webster's New World

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

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