Pristine definition

prĭstēn, prĭ-stēn
Having the characteristics of something new and fresh.

Wearing a pristine white pinafore.

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(archaic) 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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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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Of, relating to, or typical of the earliest time or condition; primitive or original.
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Remaining in a pure state, without human alteration.

A pristine stream.

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Remaining free from dirt or decay; clean.

Pristine mountain snow.

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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